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A News Magazine Published by Governor Dummer Academy 



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In this issue of the 
Archon we celebrate 
our everyday heroes, 
from great masters of 
yesteryear like Val Wilkie 
(pictured) to those who 
are guiding the future 
graduates of Governor 
Dummer Academy 
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Letters 




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Headmaster Doggett's 
article emphasizes the impor- 
tance of recognizing the pres- 
ence and influence of girls 
and women at GDA. 

My purpose in this letter 
is twofold: first, to applaud 
the addition of Ms. Shalvoy 
and the Reverend Berry- 
Burton to the Board of 
Trustees; second and signifi- 
cantly, to honor the first two 
women ever appointed to the 
Board — Phebe Miner in 1972 
and Shirley French in 1976. I 
worked with both ladies and 
cannot praise highly enough 
the value of their advice and 
leadership. 

I first met Phebe on the 



day that I received the invita- 
tion to succeed Val Wilkie. 
Her son Joshua Miner IV, 
himself currently a Trustee, 
had graduated from GDA in 
1969. Prominent among 
Phebes roles on the Board 
were as Chairperson of the 
Nominating Committee and 
the Long Range Planning 
Committee and as a member 
of the Board's Executive 
Committee. 

With two sons attending 
the Academy, the Frenches 
became strong supporters of 
the school. During her 
tenure on the Board, Shirley 
not only served as its Vice- 
President, but also as the 



Chairperson of the Trustee 
Relations and as Trustee liai- 
son with the New England 
Association of Independent 
Schools. 

Ever since I started 
teaching at Governor 
Dummer Academy in 1947, 
the Academy has been blessed 
by wise leadership from a 
strong Board of Trustees. In 
this Year of Women the con- 
tributions of women on the 
Board, past and present, de- 
serve special acclaim. 



Jack Ragle 
Headmaster 



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Trustee members, Phebe Miner and Nutf Withington 



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Publisher 

John M. Doggett,Jr. 

Editor 

Maureen Twombly 

Photography 
David Oxton 

Joseph Kubino 
Christie Rawlins-Jackson 
Steve DeMeo 

Graphic Design 

Christie Rawlins-Jackson 

Director of Development 

Patricia Tobin Peterman P'01'03 

Associate Director of Development 

Michael A. Moonves P'82 

Director of Annual Giving 

Michelle Kunz Orvis 

Director of Alumni/ae and Parent Relations 

James H. Bride III 

Trustees of Governor Dummer Academy 

Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97'02, President 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62, P'95, Co- Vice President 

Gerry Mack P'87'91'93, Co-Vice President 

James L. Rudolph '68, P'05 Secretary 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, Treasurer 

William LAlfond '67 

Christopher C. Beebe '55 

Adnenne Berry-Burton P'96'04 

Todd A. Dagres '78 

Clifford J. Gillespie 

C David Grayer P'OO 

Richard M. Kelleher P'99'01 

Josiah K.Lilly IV '69, P'91 '98 

Kathleen L. Livermore 79, P'04 

Joshua L. Miner IV '69, P'96'98 

Reynolds E. Moulton.Jr. '56 

Brian H. Noyes '76 

William F. O'Leary '73 

Michael R. Porter P'96'99'01 

Haskell Rhett '54 

George S. Scharfe P'95'00 

Dolly M. Shalvoy P'02'04 

C. Thomas Tenney Jr. '69 

Alumni Trustees 

Kara Moheban McLoy '88 

Steven G. Shapiro '74 

Bruce C.Turner '83 

Ex Officio 

James C. Deveney, Jr. '60 

President, Alumni/ae Council 

Alumni/ae Council 

James C. Deveney, Jr. '60, President 

Catherine D. Burgess '91, Vice President 

Joshua C. Lappin '92, Secretary /Treasurer 

Eun-Sun An '94 

R. Jeffrey Bailly '80 

Deana Giamette Boyages '88 

John P. English '28 

Elizabeth Tu thill Farrell '84 

Putnam P. Flint '37, GP'99 

Peter W.Franklin '72 

Anthony P. Fusco '85 

Joseph E. MacLeod '56 

Katherine Dobie Meyer '96 

Daniel F. Nadeau '89 

Howard J. Navins '31 P'63'66, GP'93 

Susan F Pattison '77 

Robert B. Snyder '62 

Robert H. Studleyjr. '86 

Marc K.Tucker '68, P'01'05 

William B. Whiting '59, P'92 

Ex Officio 

Peter T. Butler, '62, Past President 

John S. Mercer '64, P'95 Past President 

Joshua L. Miner IV '69, P'96'98 Chair, 

Trustee Development Committee 

Karen A. Schulte '83, Past President 

Peter M. Sherin '59, Past President 

Arthur H.Veasey III '68, Past President 



TlieArchon is published three rimes a year by Governor 
Dummer Academy, Byfield, Massachusetts 01922. Telephone: 
(978) 465-1763. Letters are welcome from alumni, alumnae, 
parents and friends of the Academy and are subject to editing 
for reasons of space availability. 



features 



8 Honoring Our Athletes 
of Yesterday and Today 

By Mike Moonves P'82 

14 Coaching History 

By William E Quigley Jr. 

17 Everyday Heroes 






departments 



2 on campus 

13 headmaster's message 

24 class notes 

59 in memoriam 




on the cover 



On the Cover: Faculty of yesterday and today, just a 
few of GDA's Everyday Heroes. Pictured: Heb Evans, 
Isaiah Suggs, Art Sager and Bert McLain. 



The Atthon is printed on recycled paper with a minimum of 10% post-consumer waste. It is printed with 
sustainable resource vegetable-based soy inks in accordance with our commitment to the environment. Please 
recycle again. 

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Holly Ericksen '00 



"Year 

of Women" 

On January 4, 2002, the "Year of 
Women" Committee sponsored "Celebrat- 
ing the Arts" at the new Performing Arts 
Center. The event showcased the musical, 

theatrical and artistic talent of GDA alumnae and female students. Jenny 
Reynolds '88 rocked the house with her acoustic folk set and GDA's Night- 
ingales delighted the audience with their versatile repertoire. Over twenty 

women participated in the event that was 
attended by students, faculty, alumni/ae, 
parents and friends. We thank all of you 
that were involved in this night and look 
forward to making this an annual celebra- 
tion. 

On March 6, 2002, the GDA com- 
munity took a break from the regular aca- 
demic schedule to sponsor "A Day 
Without Walls." This is the fifth year that 
the school community has been involved 
in examining an issue or topic in depth 
outside the traditional walls of a classroom. 
This year the school community focused on examining gender issues. 
Highlighting the day was a multimedia presentation produced by Jackie 
Hogan '92 that looked at the political, social and philosophical changes over 
the last 30 years on this campus and throughout the United States. Also an 
alumnae and faculty panel shared stories about being female in the GDA 
community. Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidate Shannon O'Brien spoke 
and the movie Girlfight was viewed by all students. 

Above left is a small sampling of photographs from Jackie Hogan s 

presentation that she delivered during "A Day Without Walls." 

Holly Ericksen's '00 artwork (above right) was featured at 

"Celebrating The Arts." 




Jackie Hogan '92 



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9th grade class visit with Abner Mason '80 (fourth from left) at the State House 

GDA at the State House 

On Wednesday, February 27, Abner Mason '80, Chief Policy Advisor to Governor Jane 
Swift, welcomed members of the GDA freshman class to the Massachusetts State House. Mr. 
Mason helped arrange tours of the State House and spoke with the students about how state 
government works and what his responsibilities as Chief Policy Advisor entail. While at the 
State House, the students were also treated to a personal tour of Governor Swift's office. 
Students gained a stronger appreciation for how state government works and how laws are 
passed at the state level. 



Soup's On 



Juniors Angela Rappoli of Danvers, MA 
and Lindsay Clunie of Newburyport, MA 
organized the First Annual Soup's On, a 
fundraiser to benefit local charities. After 
reading about the Empty Bowls project 
in the Boston Globe last year, Angela was in- 
spired to run a similar project at GDA. 
Through Empty Bowls, she learned, students 
help to fight hunger by making ceramic 
bowls that are filled with soup and sold to 
raise money for local charities. 
Modeling their program on 
the Empty Bowls initia 
tive, Angela and 
Lindsay recruited vol- 
unteers from the GDA 
community to sculpt 
ceramic bowls and so- 
licited local restaurants to 
donate specialty soups and 
breads. Both students and faculty 
helped make bowls and Angela and Lindsay 
along with ceramics instructor Irina Okula, 
were on hand to offer lessons to those unfa- 
miliar with the art. Director of Student 
Activities Tim Weir and Associate Dean of 





Lindsay Clunie '03 and Angela Rappoli '03 

Students Shawn Markey helped out as well, 
picking up soup from the various restaurants 
including Ten Center Street, David's 
Restaurant and The Purple Onion of 
Newburyport, and Markey's 
Lobster Pound of Seabrook, 
NH. Over 250 bowls 
were made for the event 
and sold on Parents' 
Weekend in February. 
The event raised $2,560 
which was donated to the 
North Shore United Way of 
Merrimack Valley. 
Determined to make Soup's On an an- 
nual event at GDA, both Angela and Lindsay 
are already planning for next year and hope 
to train two shadows to take over the pro- 
gram after they graduate. 




Dr. Susan Olesko-Szuts 



Oleszko 
Grant 



This fall Governor Dummer 
Academy science teacher Susan 
Oleszko-Szuts was selected to partici- 
pate in the Fulbright Memorial Fund 
Master Teacher Program. 

Twenty-eight teams were select- 
ed to participate in the action research 
project exploring the ways in which 
electronic communications, particu- 
larly internet-based activities, can en- 
hance and expand the impact of 
teachers' exchange. The program in- 
corporates a short-term exchange vis- 
it of Japanese teachers and administra- 
tors to the United States with a 
longer-term visit of American teach- 
ers to their schools in Japan. This 
spring Dr. Olesko-Szuts, along with 
her technology partner, Library 
Information Specialist Susan Chase, 
will be representing GDA in 
Washington, DC. Dr. Olesko-Szuts 
will then travel to Japan in June where 
she will spend the summer. 

Dr. Oleszko-Szuts, who received 
her bachelor's degree from Purdue 
University and her Ph.D. from Johns 
Hopkins University, was appointed to 
the faculty of the Academy in 1994. 
She spends her summers doing re- 
search with Governor Dummer stu- 
dents on the wetlands ecosystems of 
this area, with the support of grants 
from the Ecosystems Center at the 
Marine Biological Laboratory in 
Woods Hole on Cape Cod. This is the 
second time she has been awarded 
with a Fulbright Scholarship. 

Updates of her research will be 
posted on the GDA web site at 
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tuality 



Series 



This year GDA has been honored to 
have three distinguished guests speak to our 
community on spirituality Headmaster 
Marty Doggett developed the Spirituality 
Speaker Series hoping that "the invited 
guests would encourage our students to pon- 
der the question 'what is the point of my 
life?' and then to explore the myriad path- 
ways to achieve personal satisfaction and ful- 
fillment." 

Emily Chandler, a Professor at 
Massachusetts General Hospital and the 
Chair of the Board of Hospice of the North 
Shore delivered the first address on 
December 4. Speaking about the power of 
faith and spiritual healing and relating it to 
her experiences with terminally ill patients, 
she engaged GDA students with her person- 
al stories. 

On January 15, the GDA community 
welcomed Rabbi Samuel Chief One ot 
Boston's most respected rabbis, Chiel spoke 
to the community on the power each one of 
us possesses to change the word with simple 
acts.* 

The final speaker in the series was the 
Reverend Paula Laurence Wehmiller, an or- 
dained priest in the Episcopalian Church and 
a nationally recognized educator, author and 
speaker. Rev. Wehmiller spent two days with 
our community-, learning about our interests 
and concerns. During her visit she hosted a 
special presentation for parents, Spiritual 
Nourishment for Parenting Today. She conclud- 
ed her visit with a convocation address to the 
GDA community. 

* Excerpts from Rabbi Chiefs speech can be 
found on page 60 



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Harvard 
Model Congress 

by Marienna Murch '02 and Daniel Guyton '03 

During the weekend of February 23rd and 24th, 22 Governor 
Dummer Academy delegates participated in the 17th session of 
Harvard Model Congress in Boston. Harvard Model Congress is a 
mock session of Congress organized by Harvard University students 
that challenges high school students to develop solutions for our na- 
tion's most pressing and complicated problems. Among the issues de- 
bated were Sino-American Relations, INS and Customs Reform, racial 
profiling, low-income housing, election reform and others. Led by 
Faculty Advisors William Quigley and Perry Nelson and student lead- 
ers Marienna Murch '02 and Dan Guyton '03, the delegates had fun 
while tackling tough issues. GDA students played the roles of senators, 
congressmen, governors, reporters, whips and other high profile mem- 
bers of our nation's government, including the Chairman of the Joint 
Chiefs of Staff and the White House Chief of Staff. The issues were 
complicated, the debates intense and the solutions ingenious. 

The weekend was filled with many surprises including two na- 
tional emergencies that required the attention of the White House 
Chief of Staff, Dan Guyton '03, and Historical Committee member, 
Andrew Samel '04, at 3:00 a.m. Other notable achievements included 
an attempt by the Governor of North Carolina, Andrew Storm '02, to 
lead a secession of the states in the National Governor's Council and 
the victory by Supreme Court Members Mike Curran '02 and 
Gwyneth Stokes '03 in all four of their cases. 

At a time when America's youth is showing a renewed interest in 
national affairs, Harvard brought students together from all over the 
country to simulate three days of Congress. The weekend provided 
GDA students with the chance to participate first hand in the system 
that keeps our nation running. Everyone came away from the event 
with a sense of the diversity, intensity and vital importance of every 
facet of the democratic process. 




campus news 



Students Achieve 



Honor Society 
Named 

On February 12, 17 students were in- 
ducted into the GDA Honor Society. They 
join the four seniors who were inducted last 
spring. 

Students inducted last year include 
Mike Askenase of North Reading, MA; JJ 
Morrissey of Winchester, MA; Vanessa 
Russell of Tewksbury, MA; and Jocelyn 
Scheintaub of Byfield, MA. Those inducted 
this February include Brooke Bishop '02 of 
Cambridge, MA; Lucinda Boyce '02 of 
Haines, AK; Diana Cousins '02 of Revere, 
MA; Kristen DeForrest '03 of Rowley, MA; 
Rachelle Dennis '02 of Andover, MA; Laura 
Ellison '03 of North Andover, MA; Shannon 
Falvey '03 of Lynn, MA; Dan Guyton '03 of 
Rowley, MA; Heather Jameson '02 of 
Newburyport, MA; Pete Langella '02 of 
Manchester, NH; Shane MacDonald '02 of 



Scituate, MA; Rachel Manikian '02 of 
Atkinson, NH; Christopher Mclnnis '02 of 
North Hampton, NH; Marienna Murch '02 
of Rockport, MA; Mike O'Neill '03 of 
Byfield, MA; Ralphael Rodriguez '02 of 
Haverhill, MA; and Allison Tsao '03 of 
Newburyport, MA. 

The GDA Honor Society was estab- 
lished to recognize those juniors and seniors 
who, in the estimation of the faculty, have 
made a significant contribution to the ex- 
tracurricular life of the Academy. Individual 
faculty members vote on a list of students to 
be considered, and the final honorees are se- 
lected by a faculty committee. 

ESU 
Scholarship 

Seniors Justin Reese of Studio City, CA 
and Michael Woods of Everett, MA have 
been selected to receive the prestigious 



English-Speaking Union Scholarship. 

The scholarship provides them with the 
opportunity to spend a year at a school in 
Great Britain. Founded in 1928, the 
English-Speaking Union program was es- 
tablished "to foster understanding, mutual 
trust and friendship between the people of 
the United States and the people of the 
United Kingdom." 

Selected from over 250 applicants, 
Justin and Mike will join 48 other American 
students who have been carefully selected 
based on scholastic achievement, extra-cur- 
ricular activities and personal character. 
Each participant has graduated from high 
school and will defer college acceptances to 
attend a boarding school in England, 
Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. 

While the American students are at- 
tending classes in the United Kingdom, 
close to 40 U.S. schools, including Governor 
Dummer Academy, will host students from 
the United Kingdom. 





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Oklahoma — the first musical in the new 
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Awards 



Each year Tlic Boston Globe hosts the Boston 
Globe Scholastic Art Awards, an art competition 
open to students of both private and public high 
schools throughout the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. The New England Art Education 
Conference in cooperation with the Massachusetts 
Art Education Association administers the pro- 
gram. Students submit portfolios in various art 
forms including painting and drawing, ceramics, 
sculpture, jewelry, graphic design, photography and 
computer graphics. 

This year seven GDA students have been rec- 
ognized — a considerable accomplishment in that 
only 850 students in the entire state received 
awards. Hilary Scheintaub '05 of Byfield, MA re- 
ceived the Gold Key Award, the highest award, for 
ceramics; Michael Oxton '03 of Amesbury, MA re- 
ceived a Silver Key for ceramics; Michelina 
Coppolino '04 of Georgetown, MA and Peter 
Bildner '03 of Manchester, MA both received an 
Honorable Mention for photography; and, for sub- 
mitting their portfolios, Vin Manzi '02 of West 
Newbury, MA, Justin Reese '02 of Studio City, CA 
and McKenzie Jones '02 of Andover, MA have all 
been nominated to be sent on to New York for the 
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Development Developments 



Alumni/ ae 
Council Update 

The Alumni/ae Council is working in 
coordination with the Development Office 
to establish new awards that will recognize 
achievements by GDA alumni/ae. 

The Distinguished Alumnus/a of the 
Year Award will honor GDA graduates who 
have benefited not only the Governor 
Dummer community, but the larger com- 
munity as well. Alumni/ae Council President 
Jim Deveney explains, "Recently we have 
seen qualities of goodness and kindness man- 



ifested in many ways, and we feel the need to 
recognize such qualities among our gradu- 
ates." The Council President went on to say, 
"There is a positive and exciting spirit now 
at the Academy, and we feel the time is right 
to encourage more alumni/ae activity on 
campus or elsewhere." 

Additionally, the Alumni/ae Council is 
in the process of establishing the GDA 
Athletic Hall of Fame to recognize the out- 
standing accomplishments of those who ex- 
celled in athletics while at GDA, as well as 
those members of our community who, 
throughout their college and professional ca- 
reers, have dedicated their time and effort to 
support GDA athletics. An Athletic Hall of 



Fame Committee has been organized and 
will hold their first meeting this spring. The 
committee is seeking nominations from the 
GDA community and it expects to induct 
its first nominees in the fall of 2002. If you 
would like to nominate someone for the 
Hall of Fame, please complete the nomina- 
tion form on page 12 and submit it to Jim 
Bride in the Development Office at 1 Elm 
St.,Byfield, MA 01922. 

The Alumni/ae Council is also organiz- 
ing a Career Day for next fall and is working 
to create a Job Bank that will serve as a re- 
source for current students seeking summer 
jobs and internships. 




Catherine Tuthill Batchelder '91, Saundra Watson '93 and CassieWickes '92 at 
the Grog in Newburyport, MA for a Young Alumni/ae Happy Hour 

in November 



Garret Leahey '65 and host Andy Leonard '66 at 

the Los Angeles reception 



GDA on 
the Road 



GDA has been visiting alumni/ae and 
prospective families around the country with 
stops in Florida and California in February. 
On Wednesday, February 6, Dean of Faculty 
Bill Quigley and Director of Alumni/ae and 
Parent Relations Jim Bride attended a 
luncheon hosted at the Sarasota Yacht Club 
in Sarasota, FL by Yolanda and Ken Bistany 
'51. On Thursday, February 7, Helen and 
Bob Burns P'98 hosted a reception at their 
home in Gulf Stream, FL for alumni/ae, par- 



ents and prospective parents and students. 
Director of Admissions Peter Bidstrup and 
Jim Deveney '60, President of the Alumni/ae 
Council, attended this reception along with 
Jim Bride. 

Two weeks later, Headmaster Marty 
Doggett traveled with Jim Bride to Los 
Angeles to attend a reception hosted by 
Andy Leonard '66 at The Reel Inn in Santa 
Monica, CA.The event was well attended by 
alumni/ae, parents, grandparents and friends 
who enjoyed a delicious buffet and the op- 
portunity to catch up with old friends and 
acquaintances. 








Helen Burns P'98 and Catherine Burgess 
'91 at the Gulf Stream, FL reception 



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Governor Dummer Academy has a strong and proud tradition in its ath- 
letic program. Championship banners adorn the walls of Alumni Gymnasium 
as a tribute to those that have played before and as inspiration to those who 
compete today. Athletics at GDA has meant and continues to mean a great 
deal to many — both students and faculty. While our students today strive to 
carry on that tradition, athletes from the Eames, Wilkie, Ragle and Bragdon 
years would be proud to see the teams of today perform with determination, 
skill and graciousness. After classes and before evening study, out on the Sager 
Bowl and practice fields, on the courts in Alumni Gym and the Pescosolido 
Field House and on the Murphy Frost Rink and the Porter Track and Field, 
enduring friendships are made not only with teammates but also with their 
coaches. 

Athletics are an integral part of the GDA experience, therefore it is only 
natural that the Campaign to Carry on the Work includes opportunities to 
recognize our varsity athletes and to acknowledge the dedication of their 
coaches— who also serve as teachers, advisors, dorm parents and administrators. 
The campaign offers the opportunity to establish a named athletic fund that 
would provide for the purchase of a permanent award plaque and the recipi- 
ent's award. The remaining funds will become part of the endowment for fac- 
ultv salaries. 




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Eric Cramer '77 







A Legacy of Baseball Greatness, 1968 



Presently, only one half of the men's 
awards are named and only one award is 
named for the women's athletic teams. This 
presents those who wish to participate with 
many opportunities to demonstrate their 
support of GDA athletics and of the coaches 
who inspire our young athletes to excel- 
lence. 

Last spring, the Black family of 
Andover, parents of Jeffrey '03, saw the 
named athletic funds as an ideal way to hon- 
or Jeffrey's grandfather, Louis Quinzio, and 
recognize the faculty, who, with energy and 




spirit, have helped to mold the character and 
athletic skills of so many graduates of the 
Academy. Mr. Black explained his gift in this 
way, "I wanted to honor my father-in-law 
who was not only an outstanding athlete, but 
also a true sportsman. The gifts that he im- 
parted to our family are those that I see reg- 
ularly imparted to my son Jeffrey and his 
friends at GDA." Their generous gift ensures 
that each year, as the Louis Quinzio Award is 
bestowed upon a golfer, the memory of 
Jeffrey's grandfather lives on and the sports- 
manship that he cherished is recognized in 
GDA athletes for years to come. 

The named varsity athletic awards 
are a unique opportunity to significantly 
enhance the endowment goals of To 
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Pam Kurtz Welch '80 and 
Ashley Van Etten '80 

outstanding young men and women who 
perform in special ways for our teams. 

For further information about this op- 
portunity, please contact Patricia Tobin 
Peterman or Mike Moonves in the 
Development Office. & 




Vanessa Russell '02 and Caroline Sillari '03 



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Steve Georgoulis '02 
(right) Ashley Mastrangelo '02 




Vanessa Russell '02 



Basketball 

After defeating the Kingsford-Oxford 
School in the New England semifinals, the 
Women's Varsity Basketball team ad- 
vanced to the championship game on March 
3 to defend their title against Worcester 
Academy. In a tremendous team effort the 
Governors defeated Worcester by three 
points and won the New England Prep 
School Class "B" Championship for the sec- 
ond consecutive year. Coach Suggs attributes 
the win to a "total team effort." 

The win over Worcester Academy com- 
pleted a remarkable season for the Govs that 
saw three of its senior starters score their 
1,000th career point. Captains Vanessa 
Russell of Tewksbury, MA and Anabel 
Perdomo of Lawrence, MA each surpassed 
this milestone half way through the season 
during a match against St. George's. Then 
during the New England Championship 
game against Worcester, Ashley Mastrangelo 
of Marblehead, MA scored her 1,000th 
point. Ashley's outstanding effort 
in the final game, not only 
helped her surpass this 
goal, it earned her the 
tournament MVP 

award. 

Van e s s a , 

Anabel and 

Ashley 

were also 

invited to 

play in the 

New England 

Prep School 

Athletic Council 

All Star Game. Ashley 

and Anabel were selected to play in 

the Class "A" game andVanessa rep- 
resented the team in the Class "B" 

game. 

At the athletic banquet at the 

end of the season, Coach Suggs 
awarded the team's leading rebounder, 
Meghan O'Malley of Topsfield, MA, with 
the Coach's Award and he recognized Ashley 
as the team's MVP. He also thanked seniors 
Vanessa, Melissa Bourque of Topsfield, MA 





Anabel Perdomo '02 

and Genna Grasso of Haverhill, MA for four 
years as dedicated members of the varsity 
team. 

What was thought to have been a re- 
building year for the Men's Varsity 
Basketball team turned out to be an excit- 
ing season that brought new talent off the 
bench and earned the team a spot in post 
season play. 

With 12 wins and 11 losses the team 
faced Belmont Hill in their final game of the 
regular season. As both teams needed a win 
to be considered for post-season play, it was 
a hard-fought, defensive game with the ad- 
vantage switching from one team to the oth- 
er throughout the first half. In the second 
half, however, a strong defensive 
team effort by GDA held 
Belmont Hill to 15 points 
and secured a GDA victory. 
The win enabled the team 
to advance to the NEP- 
SAC Class C Basketball 
Tournament where they 
faced number one seed- 
ed Lawrence Academy. 
Despite a great team ef- 
fort, GDA was overpow- 
ered by the taller and more 
experienced Lawrence team. 
All League player Steve 
Georgoulis of New York, NY, the team's 
leading scorer, had an incredible season that 
included surpassing 1,000 career points in 
February. Steve shared MVP honors with 
Antonio Valverde of Elmhurst, NY, who re- 
ceived All-League Honorable Mention hon- 
ors along with sophomore Elvinson R. 
Corporan of Lawrence, MA and Anthony S. 
Fleurival of Somerville, MA. Sophomore 
Ryan Pelletier ofYork, ME won the Coach's 
Award. 



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Spring 2002 




Women's volleyball team, back row from left to right; Manager, Susie Valverde '03, Gabrielle Petraglia '03, Angela Romano '02, Annika 
Brown '04, Kendra Wroblewski '03, Coach Amanda Ulsh. Front Row; Kelsey Shannahan '03, Brooke Eaton '03, Rachel Manikian '02, 

Nicole Robbat '02, Maria Knapp '03, Emily Moore '04 



Hockey 



The GDA Men's Varsity Hockey 

team began the season with four straight 
wins and finished with a league record of 
10-6, the most wins of any GDA team in 
Keller Division play. With an overall record 
of 18-10 the team narrowly missed post sea- 
son play. Team MVP Gabriel Winer '02 of 
Stoughton, MA was solid in net as the team's 
goalie. He shared All League honors with 
Peter P. Langella '02 of Manchester, NH and 
David Mullins '02 of Quebec, Canada. 
Robert Curran '02 was selected by the team 
as the unsung hero and given the 
Paul Wasson Award. Jackson Parker '02 of 
Woolwich, ME was recognized with the 
Coach's Award. 

The Women's Varsity Hockey team 
had a challenging rebuilding season that 
highlighted the promise of young talent on 
the team. The team's MVP award went to 
junior Jennifer Arno of Westford, MA while 
her classmates, Alexandra Heersink of 
Newburyport, MA and Coach's Award win- 
ner Shannon Falvey of Lynn, MA, were both 
selected for All League Honorable Mention. 



Freshmen Victoria Allen of Dedham, MA 
and Kelsey Johnson of Byfield, MA also 
demonstrated tremendous promise. 



Volleyball 



Wrestling 



The Varsity Wrestling team also had a 
rebuilding year with many new players join- 
ing the team. Senior Ralphie Rodriguez of 
Haverhill, MA, had an impressive season. 
After trimming down during the off-season, 
Ralphie qualified for a lower weight division 
where he had a very successful season, earn- 
ing All League and Boston Globe All- 
Scholastic honors. The team MVP and the 
Heb Evans Award recipient also won first 
place in the Kelsey Graves Tournament for 
the third consecutive year. Other notable 
finishers in this annual tournament included 
Adam Barbaro '02 of Salisbury, MA and 
Garrett Lyons '03 of Newbury, MA who 
placed fifth in their divisions and John Smith 
'03 of Newton, MA who placed sixth. 
Ralphie finished his impressive season and 
GDA wrestling career by placing third in the 
New England Championships. 



After completing their second consecu- 
tive undefeated season, the GDA Women's 
Volleyball team successfully defended their 
New England Championship title against 
the Westover School. GDA, the number one 
east seed, faced the Berkshire School, in the 
semifinals. Berkshire took the first set, 30-22, 
but GDA came back to win two straight sets, 
30-14 and 15-10, and advance to the finals. 
With their title on the line, the Governors 
rose to the challenge and defeated Westover 
in three straight matches 30-22, 30-24 and 
30-22 to bring home the Championship for 
the second year in a row. 

Their New England Championship 
victory follows another remarkable season 
for the team. GDA lost only two sets in the 
entire season and finished with a perfect 14- 
record. Four year veteran and senior cap- 
tain Nicole Robbat of West Palm Beach, FL 
shared MVP honors with sophomore Emily 
Moore of Winfield, IL. Angela Romano of 
Atkinson, NH won the Coach's Award. 



The Archon *■* Spring 2002 11 



GDA Athletic Hall of Fame Nomination Form 



Please suggest a nominee for the Governor Dummer Academy Athletic Hall of Fame! Complete this form (or 
photocopy it) and mail the nomination form to: Jim Bride, Governor Dummer Academy, I Elm Street, 
Byfield, MA 01922 or email jbride@gda.org 

For more information on the GDA Hall of Fame see the Alumni/ae Council Updates on page 7. 



Your Name. 
Address 



Class 



if applicable 



City 



State 



Zip 



Home Phone 



Business Phone 



Preferred Email 



Nominee's Name 



Class 



if applicable 



Why do you believe this person should be 
considered for the GDA Athletic Hall of Fame? 



Criteria to consider for an alumnus/a: 

• athletic performance while a student at GDA, real- 
izing that sportsmanship, leadership and teamwork 
are critical elements of athletic success at GDA; and 

• athletic performance or participation in athletics 
beyond GDA that has brought recognition to GDA 
and has served as a model for the GDA community 

Criteria to consider for a coach at GDA: 

• his or her exemplary performance as a coach, 
realizing that teaching and sportsmanship are essen- 
tial values of good coaching 

Other criteria to consider: 

• any alumnus/a or coach nominated for the Athletic 
Hall of Fame must have been away from GDA for a 
minimum of 10 years 

• final decisions on inductees will be made by the 
Athletic Hall of Fame Committee 

• several inductees will be named to the GDA 
Athletic Hall of Fame every other year 

Criteria to consider for a friend of 
GDA Athletics: 

• his or her contribution to GDA Athletics as a loyal 
supporter to athletic programs at GDA 

Nomination forms are due 
by September 1 , 2002 







headmaster s messa 




Throughout history, inspiring he- 
roes and heroines have emerged 
during turbulent times when 
there were causes to advance, in- 
justices to eliminate and enemies 
to defeat. These were men and women of 
action who lived highly visible lives, whose 
achievements are celebrated and who have 
been dynamic role models. The Mercury, 
Gemini and Apollo astronauts like Allan 
Shepard, Neil Armstrong and Sally Ride 
were modern day explorers of the cosmos. 
Even though they were reliant on volatile 
booster rockets, flimsy tethers and fragile lu- 
nar modules that operated hundreds of 
thousand miles away from the earth, they 
barely seemed to break a sweat. Civil rights 
activists like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther 
King, Jr. and James Farmer demonstrated 
similar heroic qualities. They were leaders 
fighting for social justice and symbols of a 
growing movement, intent on ensuring ac- 



cess for all citizens to the promise of 
America. They too displayed ex- 
traordinary courage in confronta- 
tions with hostile mobs and in the 
face of the insidious poison of big- 
otry that pervaded too many corners 
of this land. The fire, police and 
emergency personnel who respond- 
ed to the attacks on the World Trade 
Center and the Pentagon on 
September 11th and the men and 
women of our armed forces, cur- 
rently battling against international 
terrorism, are the most recent examples of 
individuals who exhibit bravery and forti- 
tude in the face of extreme danger. 

We are a culture that revels in hero 
worship. The popular media has accorded 
individuals like Tiger Woods, Madeline 
Albright and Allan Greenspan larger-than- 
life status; the details of their daily life 
are regularly scrutinized and celebrated. 
However, true heroes don't have to be high 
profile personalities. It is the manner in 
which a person conducts his or her life, the 
extent to which one reaches out to others, 
the extent to 'which one lives vigorously and 
develops a range of interests determines not 
only heroic stature but also subtly helps to 
alter their surroundings. A hero is someone 
connected to something larger than oneself 
and who allows others to see the value of 
that connectedness. 

Heroes are people who make meaning- 
ful connections. When you have significant 



connections to a person, a profession, a 
team, an institution or a god, it affects your 
outlook and worldview. You feel included, 
engaged and energized. The potential for 
isolation and alienation is significantly re- 
duced. 

John Dewey, a respected philosopher 
and educational theorist, observed that edu- 
cation is not preparation for life; education is 
life itself. A major goal of Governor 
Dummer Academy is to encourage lifelong 
learning. This process is certainly not limit- 
ed to "book learning"; it is equally focused 
on character education. We hope to assist 
young people to become productive citizens 
and compassionate human beings. GDA stu- 
dents are exposed to a talented and commit- 
ted faculty, passionate about what they do 
and living very public lives in the service of 
young people. Our students live in a stimu- 
lating and diverse environment. They are 
broadened by transforming experiences 
with exposure to positive mentors and to 
individuals from different backgrounds. 
They learn to look beyond surface differ- 
ences for the connections that link us all. 
They learn about the responsibilities of be- 
ing part of a community, about the lessons 
of civility and respect. They develop the 
confidence and judgment that we hope will 
hopefully allow each one to become a hero 
in his or her own life story. s& 



TlieArchon « Spring 2002 13 






Coaching 
History 

By William F Quigley,Jr. 



AUTHOR'S NOTE: Wlien I 
was asked to write for The 
Archon about a hero of mine, I 
thought about the address I gave 
at the Senior-Faculty Dinner 
three years ago. This essay is 
adapted from that address. I sub- 
nut it aqaiu here, to a larger an- 
dience, as tribute to a particular 
sort of hero: teachers. Tliis school 
year there is another reason to 
recall it: the New Enoland Class 
B Championship that the GDA football 
team won last November, the Monahan- 
Stone Game, is a tribute, also, to this hero of 
mine, Lawrence Hunter Stone, who was my 
teacher and coach when I was in high school 
at the Taft School in Connecticut. 

The day that Mr. Stone made me the 
left guard on his football team has worn to 
sea glass in my memory, so I cannot vouch 
for the factual sharpness of all that I remem- 
ber. But as a player in this history I can assure 
you that what I am about to tell is absolute- 
ly true. 

It was a Monday in early October of 
1973, when the politics of oil and theYom 
Kippur War posed just another worry to a 
17-year-old high school senior anxious 
enough already about school, college, girls 
and football. The previous Saturday our team 
had played its first regular-season game at 
Kingswood-Oxford School, a non-league 
opponent, losing 21-18. They had an extra- 
point kicker. We did not, and all three of our 
two-point conversions had failed. Fretful an- 
ticipation of the rigor of Mr. Stone's prac- 
tices clouded ever)' one of my mornings, 
Monday through Thursday, but this particu- 
lar practice loomed with unusual forebod- 
ing. Last year's team had played to a dismal 
record of one win and six losses. Now . . . an- 
other loss. Mr. Stone would not be happy. 




Coach Stone, Taft School, Connecticut 



As I trudged up the long hill from 
school to the practice field that Monday af- 
ternoon after classes, I recalled how Mr. 
Stone had yelled at me as I ran downfield 
along our sideline, lead blocking on a screen 
pass to our halfback who had just been gang- 
tackled at Mr. Stone's feet. "Quigley! For 
Christ's sake! Block somebody!" Soon after 
that, perhaps the very next play, Mr. Stone 
sent Trip Stocker in to play for me. At six- 
feet-two-inches tall and only 150 pounds, 
my starting position at left guard was a good 
50 pounds short of secure. Stocker weighed 
over 200 pounds. But even Stocker seemed 
slight in comparison to the massive defensive 
tackle that we tag-teamed against the rest of 
that game, Mr. Stone shuttling us in and out 
of the huddle with plays that he called from 
the sideline. Had Stocker blocked that big 
tackle better than me? 

For two days I dwelled on the miserable 
thought that I had lost my starting position. 
And now, on my way up that long slope to 
practice, I dreaded the moment of confirma- 
tion. 

Most of the particulars about that day 
are lost to me, but I clearly recall two things: 
it was a perfect sunlit day, and all was right 
with the world. 

I remember seeing Mr. Stone and Jerry 
Romano, the assistant coach who worked 
with us linemen, in the parking lot outside 



the little field house that housed 
the locker rooms. Both were smil- 
ing at me in that knowing, teasing 
way when one is about to play a 
big card. I wish I could recall ex- 
actly what was said, but I cannot. 
It may have been here that Mr. 
Stone dubbed me "The 
Technician," which he took to 
calling me that season, but 
strangely I have no memory of 
when he first called me that. You 
would think I would remember better 
something that has turned out to be defining 
in my life, but at that time I could not know 
all that it would mean to me. 

Certain things, like history and self- 
knowledge, come into focus only with the 
perspective of time ... and memory. Without 
memory, we might as well be Marxist, strid- 
ing boldly forward and reflecting on noth- 
ing, as the past to us would signify nothing 
more than dust — "the dustbin of history" — 
meaningful only as husks of a story foretold. 
But neither humankind nor history is pre- 
dictable, as the Marxists would have it, be- 
cause we are free by nature to determine the 
meaning of life. Experience is not determin- 
istic because it is not meaningful in and of it- 
self; it acquires meaning only in human con- 
sciousness. Humans are free to invent them- 
selves, and that will is the essence of human- 
ity. I think, therefore I am. 

Closing my eyes right now, I can col- 
lapse back into the consciousness of my 17- 
year-old self, sitting with the team in the 
darkened science lecture hall, watching the 
grainy, black-and-white, Super-8 film image 
of myself playing in that Kingswood-Oxford 
game. The film is soundless, except for the 
flutter and click of the projector, which Mr. 
Stone is running. My movements are 
strangely mechanical. Strobe-like. Surreal. 
Mr. Stone is talking. Again, I can't recall his 



1 4 The Archon — Spring 21 II 12 






exact words, but he is 
praising my technique. I 
am pass blocking that 
big defensive tackle. 
He's lumbering forward 
into our backfield. I'm 
sticking my facemask 
into his chest, backing 
off, sticking him again, 
backing off, slowing his 
inevitable progress, buy- 
ing time. My feet are 
chopping. Furiously. 
Desperately. Gary DeLong, our quarterback, 
gets the pass off. I don't recall whether it was 
caught. Vindicated by film, I had secured my 
starting position, and I still can feel the flood 
of triumphant elation. 

At my size, pass blocking was not my 
strong suit. I looked like I felt: a determined 
bantam trying to deter a grizzly bent on 
some bigger prize. Mr. Stone liked my game- 
ness, and calling the team's attention did 
swell my chest with gratitude and pride. Grit 
alone is raw and primal, a stout trait but un- 
exalted. Far more inspiring then and over the 
years, as I have reflected on it — was Mr. 
Stone's praise of my technique. Many times 
that season I transcended my physical ability 
on the gridiron, eager to show myself wor- 
thy of having Mr. Stone point me out as 
skilled in the performance of a task requiring 
specialized training. More than a brute (al- 
beit a runt). A technician! 

Perspective, again, adds meaning. The 
Greek word techne means art. The 
Technician. An artist! To that 17-year-old 
boy, ignorant then of this etymology, the dub 
worked nonetheless like grace. It seemed the 
highest compliment from the master techni- 
cian. 

Mr. Stone's teams ran the wishbone, an 
offense rippling with firepower when exe- 
cuted with precision. I am not sure when 




Coach Stone 



Mr. Stone first adopted this offense, but he 
taught and ran it for most of the more than 
30 years that he coached high school foot- 
ball, into the Nineties. 

Unlike other offenses that seek to con- 
fuse the defense with multiple sets and backs 
in motion before play begins, the wishbone 
is designed simply to confound during play. 
Executed well, as Mr. Stone taught me to ap- 
preciate, it is the difference between art and 
artifice. The deceptive power of the option 
offense depends on precision: the 90-degree 
step by the quarterback on receipt of the 
snap; the deft feel between the fullback, run- 
ning low and hard into the line and the 
quarterback softly riding the ball on the full- 
back's belly, ready to give it or pull it back 
depending on his read of the unblocked de- 
fensive tackle. The first step of the halfback, 
at a 90-degree angle parallel to the quarter- 
back's trajectory down the line. The flawless 
timing of the quarterback's floating end- 
over-end pitch to the halfback. The left 
guard's 45-degree step with the right foot, 
firing out low and hard, sliding his helmet 
across the linebacker's angle of pursuit, hit- 
ting him with the shoulder, pivoting on con- 
tact. 

Mr. Stone demanded our utmost atten- 
tion to these details. Each was important to 
the whole, and none too small or too remote 



to escape his notice, 
even the choreogra- 
phy of the left half- 
back running a di- 
version away from 
this Option Right 
play. Practice for 
Mr. Stone assumed 
spiritual import, a 
mundane routine 
that can lead to 
greater mastery and 
self-knowledge if 
undertaken with serious purpose. This is 
how he coached, season after season, each 
practice integral to a great work in progress. 
On fall Saturday afternoons, before Mr. 
Stone retired from coaching some seasons 
ago, his teams played like winners. But as I 
see it now, the form and grace and aesthetic 
beauty of his work were more purely ex- 
pressed on Friday afternoons, our final re- 
hearsals for Saturday's contests. I loved Friday 
practices. Stripped of all pads and gear except 
our helmets, clad only in shorts and T-shirts, 
or sweats when the autumn air turned chill, 
we ran through our plays, on our game field, 
against an imaginary opponent, intent on 
executing each step perfectly, in 10-yard 
bursts, one highly disciplined unit, focused 
and together, an American form of kata. 

My specialty, as I fancied it, was the trap 
block. This particular block requires some 
technical skill: a quick 45-degree step with 
the right foot and a slanting trajectory, body 
low and loaded, through the space just vacat- 
ed by the fired-out center. As suggested by its 
name, key to this block is the element of sur- 
prise. Untouched at the snap of the ball by 
the offensive tackle in his face, the big de- 
fensive tackle gets a split-second eyeful of the 
handoff to the halfback and then is blind- 
sided by the guard trapping from the far side 
of the center. I delighted in the trap block, 



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everyday heroes 



which rewards craft over force. Mike 
Ormiston. our 215-pound right halfback, hit 
the hole so hard behind my block that I 
needed only to wall the grizzlies oft at the 
hip while Mike easily shook off their des- 
perate, twisting swipes. Call it cratt or call it 
guile, it served pretty well to compensate for 
my weaknesses as a football player ... to a 
point. 

The next year, in college. I realized that 
my tootball career was history when my 
roommate, a 225-pound defensive end. re- 
peatedly brushed aside my pitiful attempts to 
hook block him on an end-around waggle. 
Craft, as Aesop teaches, has its limits. Still, it's 
beguiling. Although my playing days ended 
on that college field, slammed to earth by 
too many life-sized linemen, that history has 
assumed the power of myth in my lite. 

I have only one regret in my relation- 
ship with Mr. Stone, a time when I thought- 
lessly showed disrespect for his hies work. I 
am shamed now to recall the incident. Two 
years after I had graduated from college, hav- 
ing left my book editing job in New York, I 
was visiting home on my way to Boston, 
where I hoped to begin a career in journal- 
ism, when I ran into Mr. Stone outside the 
high school, talking with another teacher 
whom I did not know. As is usual in those 
circumstances, Mr. Stone asked what I was 
doing with my life. He suggested that I 
might consider teaching. And I. the young 
hotshot on his way to something grander, 
impetuously dismissed his complimentary 
advice. Teaching? No. no. not tor me. Surely 
Mr. Stone caught the arrogance in my cava- 
lier reply. He might well have taken offense, 
too, although he did not let on if he did. 

I next saw Mr. Stone about 12 years lat- 
er, at my mother's funeral. My mother had 
taught grade school before I was born, and 
she had hoped that I might someday be wor- 
thy of teaching. Although not at all comfort- 
able with her son playing football, which she 
considered barbarous and silly and under- 
stood not a whit, mv mother was mv sreat- 

> JO 

est fan and never missed a game. She also had 
the utmost respect for Mr. Stone, which at 
least eased her anxieties about surrendering 
me to a sport that seemed to her brutally 
gladiatorial. She, too, knew artistry when she 



saw it. trusting that Larry Stone's careful 
teaching would protect me from injury. It 
comforted her. also, that the team doctor was 
my father, and that he too was on the side- 
lines every game. 

Above all. my parents admired the char- 
acter of the man they saw shaping so strong- 
ly the character of their son. Mr. Stone 
taught the exacting values he lives by, values 
as simple and straight and enduring as the 
thin dark ties that he has worn with pressed 
white shirts for as long as I have known him. 
One might wonder why such a man was not 
nicknamed by his players "Stony." Besides 
misrepresenting his nature, as a moniker 
it is much too diminutive. No player 
thought, or dared, to call Mr. Stone 
anything but Mr. Stone: but it we 
had. it would have been "The 
Rock." 

After that season-opening 
loss to Kingswood-Oxford, 
our team went on in the tall 
of 1973 to win the rest of our 
games and the league cham- 
pionship. From that season, 
Mr. Stone went on to com- 
pile a lifetime record of 172 
wins, 117 losses, nine ties, sev- 
en league championships, and 
five state championships. But 
the artistry of Mr. Stone's 
coaching is not to be found in 
records. Of art there is but one 
measure: its power to open minds 
and hearts, to inspire, and to change 
lives. And that meaning is revealed not 
by any impersonal calculus (the dead end 
of historical determinism), but in the per- 
sonal histories of hundreds of players, like 
me. that Mr. Stone coached when we were 
too young yet to have realized all that it 
would mean to us. 

History is that gangly guard pulling 
again into consciousness, from left of center, 
now some 30 pounds heavier and in 
the thick of midlife. Mr. Stone's Technician, 
aiming still to execute the ideal ot 
his coach's mind's eye, now also mine. In the 
ardor of Mr. Stone's practice. I behold what 
it means to be a teacher. I suppose that's one 
reason whv I find mvselt now. still in hia;h 



school, teaching history, and hoping, like Mr. 
Stone, to coach historv. 22 



Practice 
for Mr. Stone 
assumed spiritual 
import, a mundane 
routine that can lead 
to greater mastery and 
self-knowledge if under- 
taken with serious 
purpose. This is how 
he coached, season af- 
ter season, each prac- 
tice integral to a 
great work in 
progress. 



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"I began GDA midway through my 
sophomore year. Until that point I had ma- 
jored in football, basketball and baseball. 
Whatever I have become in my life I owe 
to the great Masters. Men like Buster 
Navins, Ben Stone, Eames and Dunning 
were special people at a special time. They 
had a special way with young boys; they 
gave us a sense of direction. I think 
about these guys all the time — if 
you took them out of my life 
I would not be the samej| 
We owe who we are tojl 
those men." 

Jack Deering '4Tj[ 



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Latin Teacher and coach, Buster Navins '31 



"Just two weeks ago i met with 

the man I consider to be my hero-Buster 
Navins. When I saw him, I shook his hand 
and told him 'I wanted you to know that 
you have made a greater impression on my 
life than anyone else.' When I came to GDA 
I was behind in French and Latin. I studied, 
but never seemed to excel. Then Buster took 
me aside and told me that I had no idea 
how to study and from then on, in his 
teaching and coaching, he taught me how to 
be a better student, how to work hard." 
Tim Greene '50 



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Katherine with her father Dr. Richard Harris, in ! 

Louvre, Paris 1994 j 

"My Clclfl grew up with out a lot 
of money, but he worked hard to put 
himself through college and medical 
school. Before meeting my mom, he 
raised my older brother and sister on 
his own." 

Katherine Harris '03 



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Without question, my 

stepfather, George, is my hero. Several 
years ago he was seriously injured in a 
car accident that has left him on dis- 
ability since. Really, it is a miracle that 
he is alive, but he never complains and 
is always doing things around the 
house, helping out my mom. It is in- 
spiring just to see him function with 
out complaint in his daily life. He is 
never discouraged and is always keep- 
ing our hopes up about things. 

Rafael Rodriquez '02 



someone who even on your worst day can make you feel spe- 
cial. My mom is my hero. Even though she lives so far away 
from me, she is always there for me. We talk on the phone al- 
most every night. When she knows that I am stressed out or 
nervous about a test, she calls me first thing in the morning. 
It is the middle of the night for her with the time difference, 
but she makes sure to let me know she is thinking about me 
and loves me." 

Lucinda Boyce '02 



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Science and Music teacher, Art Sager 1937 



"#%■*'€ Scl9©l* grew up in an atmosphere where achievement was 
not expected. With his own personal inside drive to become success- 
ful, he overcame great odds to get into college. From there on his life 
is a history book of achievement, good example and contribution to 
the world around him. This example helped many of us to achieve our 
own successes. He delighted in his own achievements, but he equally 
delighted in the achievements of those he touched and encouraged in 
his role of coach, friend, father, teacher and colleague. He had a pas- 
sion for seeing us succeed and always supported us with his uncondi- 
tional guidance, love and of course, his great sense of humor. As Put 
Flint said at his memorial service when Art died at 95 years of age, 
'Art Sager died before his time.' Well said, because Art had projects to 
do with zest up until the day he died. He was and is and will always 
be my hero!" 

Chris Beebe '55 



Til©!*© 31*© p©Opl© that each of us meet in our everyday life who, through their 
words, actions and guidance, have helped us define our own character. They are our 
Everyday Heroes. For some of us it is a parent or friend, others it is a teacher, coach or 
religious leader. While the hat our heroes may wear differ, they all have helped to shape 
our world. 

Several GDA students and alumni/ae delighted in the opportunity to talk about their 
Everyday Hero. We share their stories here. 



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Lennv Ceglarski: with his grandfather, Len; brothers Jack and 



H©l*0©S have a way of creating moments that you 
don't realize how special they are as you are living them, 
but have tremendous meaning as you look back in memo- 
ries. My dad has given me a lifetime of such memories. 
He is always there for me. Every afternoon he checks in 
with me. asking me about my day, school, baseball, what- 
ever. He has a way of putting me in a better mood and 
helping me keep my head on straight." 

Lenny Ceglarski '02 



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Val Wilkie. Headmaster 1959-72 








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"TO SI yOliUfl, impressionable freshman, the Headmaster 
walks pretty close to the surface of the water. When Val Wilkie 
entered Thomson Auditorium for an all-school meeting or 
Moseley Chapel for the Sunday morning service, my impres- 
sion was confirmed. There was something about Val: he radiat- 
ed an aura of dignity and respect, but under that somewhat 
stern outer shell, his smile imparted a warmth and friendliness 
which made our relationship one that I value to this day. 

Students are the first ones to "hear" stories about their teach- 
ers, and the last ones to really know the facts. In Val s case, we 
had all heard that he had been captured by the Germans when 
his plane was shot down over France, but had managed to es- 
cape with the help of the Underground. As far as I was con- 
cerned, I was in the company of the real hero from "The Great 
Escape." I still don't know the full facts, although I understand 
that Val has recently written his story about that time. It doesn't 
matter. Val Wilkie walks on water for me, and has stood in my 
life as a role model. In fact, I was even tempted to name my 
sonValleau until my wife convinced me there might be a bet- 
ter way to honor my old Headmaster!" 

Jeff Gordon '69 




Without a doubt, my 

grandfather is my hero. He grew up 
in the projects in Lawrence, started his 
own business and worked two other 
jobs as well to provide for his family. 
Even though he worked fifteen hours 
a day, with him, family always came 
first. When he was not working, he 
spent time with me teaching me 
about baseball. He had a set of core 
values that he lived by and was a great 
role model." 

Shawn Markey '93 



"Besides my mother and Grandma 

would say that Ms. Boulais is my hero. She is always there wi„ 
a smile and she really cares about what is going on in my life. 
You know she is someone that you can talk to and that is really 
important." 



Gabrielk Petraglia '03 





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Anna Hill Gerry '85, Gretchen Scharfe '95 am 1 







' Women's Varsitv Lacrosse Team 







Sue Perry '81 Kara Moheban McLoy '88 

"TCIl yCai*S agO this fall, I became a student at 
GDA. If you ask people what they remember about me, 
most will say that I was an athlete. The truth is I was only 
a mediocre athlete. I came to GDA at a time when there 
was a push to improve our women's sports programs. I al- 
ways worked hard but never stood out until I came here. I 
promised Mr. Bragdon two banners. I am still working on 
the second one. 

When I think of being a student at GDA and what it has 
meant to my life, I think of three influential women who 
have affected my life and who also graduated from GDA. 

Sue Perry, who saw potential in that mediocre athlete and 
convinced me that not only did I need GDA, GDA need- 
ed me. In hindsight, as I am now I teacher at GDA, she 
changed my entire life. 

Anna Hill Gerry, who took that potential and turned it 
into something I could be proud of and in turn, my school 
could be proud of. Through Anna, I learned that if you 
work hard enough anything is possible. 

And Kara Moheban McLoy, who continues to offer me 
wisdom on life at all stages. She has touched my life at all 
stages, as a teacher, a coach, a mentor, and most important- 
ly, a friend. 

These women were invaluable role models and I hope that 
I can guide my students and players as well as they have 
guided me." 

Gretchen Scharfe '95 



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Jenny Graf Steward '81 and with Leslie Levensoi 




My hero is my wife, Cathy. 

She has been a loving, unselfish and 
devoted companion for the past 
twenty years, through good times 
and bad. She has blessed me with 
the finest gifts a man could ever 
receive; our two children, Brooke 
and Perry. What a miracle. 
What a hero!" 

Henry Eaton '70 



tlclVC IOil9 (F©lll that one of the greatest gifts my GDA education provided was a true understanding of 
the meaning of citizenship and the value of community. As I raise my daughter, I try to demonstrate the power of 
community through my actions and affiliations. I am always in awe of people who are able to find creative and di- 
verse ways to contribute to the well being of others while educating children about the value of thinking beyond 
their own needs. One of the "everyday heroes" in my life has accomplished this beautifully. About three years ago 
my dear friend Leslie Levenson recruited me to help her with a used toy fair to be held at Boxford's Middle 
School. The event was very successful, raising a substantial sum for families in need. Most of us who helped patted 
ourselves on the back for our hard work and gave the event little thought thereafter. Leslie responded in a very dif- 
ferent way. The quality of the toys donated suggested to her a vast untapped resource within our community. 
Convinced that she could coordinate substantial collections to redistribute to small local organizations, Leslie 
founded "The Community Giving Tree" which she directs through the offices of the Tri-Town Council for Youth 
and Family Services in Topsfield, MA. The organization recruits volunteers from the community- adults and stu- 
dents of all ages, to assist at several annual events that collect usable, top-quality items to distribute to those in need. 

Leslie's energy is boundless, as is her enthusiasm. She inspires everyone around her with her constant desire to do 
more for others. She chose a wonderful quotation from Winston Churchill to summarize the spirit of the 
Community Giving Tree. It is a perfect reflection of her as well. 

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." 

Those who give of their time and their heart, as Leslie does, are to me true heroes and an honor to know. 

Jenny Graf Steward '81 







The Eaton Family; Henry '70, Cathy, Perry and Brooke '03 



Tell us about your 
Everyday Hero. Send in your 

thoughts to the Communications 
Office, Governor Dummer Academy 
1 Elm St., Byfield, MA 01922 







class notes 



Pre- 



1939 



Pre 1939 
Harold H.Audet '38 

511 Crocker Avenue 

Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3705 

(831) 373-5652 

audet3 73@yalioo.com 





Reunions 


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of 1927 - 


75th 


Class 


of 1932- 


70th 


Class 


of!937- 


65th 




Ted Bergmann '37 

writes: "All is well. I have 
a book being published 
early next year entitled 
IVltatever Happened to 
The DuMont Television 
Network by the Scarecrow 
Press. It relates my expe- 
Ted Bergmann '37 rience s as the last head of 
the network primarily for communication 
students." 

Jim McClellan '28 is still active as a 
sculptor. He is now preparing for a show in 
Gloucester, MA. The exact date has not been 
set, but he expects that it will be in the sum- 
mer of 2002. 

Put Flint '37 would like to extend his 
sympathies to Olaf "Olie" Olsen's '37 wid- 
ow Ginny and her family upon the loss ot 
their daughter Laurie who died on Flight 1 1 
on September 1 1. 

Alan Bullwinkle '38 recently celebrat- 
ed his 80th birthday. He is still active, singing 
with a church group that specializes in the 
songs of our youth. 



1939 



Class of 1939 

Donald W. Stockwell 

39 Country Hill 

Brattleboro, VT 05301-2509 

(802) 254-5504 



I was disappointed that I didn't hear 
from more of you for this issue of Tl\e 
Archon. I can only keep this column going if 
I get a reasonable response. According to my 
list there are 27 alumni from the Class of '39 
out there. Sad to say there are several who 
have never dropped me a few lines to tell our 
fellow classmates what's been happening. 



Wouldn't it be wonderful to get a 
few lines from everyone? 

My first response was from 
Hank Payson who, as noted in the 
last Archon, broke his hip. Being the 
bashful guy he is, he didn't give me 
any details as to how this hap- 
pened. Apparently, he felt guilty as 
now the truth is out. Of all thinss, 
at his age, he tells me he fell play- 
ing hockey. If he had said he fell 
while dancing at the old folk's 
home, I would have been more 
likely to believe him, but hockey! I 
guess we'll leave it at that. 

John Klotz is still going high, 
wide and handsome as he has filled me in on 
his activities the past few months. He recent- 
ly returned from a few days in Florida where 
he spends 7-10 days each month. He keeps 
trim playing golf, tennis, pool sitting and 
chasing skirts. He didn't say if he caught up 
to the latter. He says he won't call Tom 
Tenney on the phone, who fives in Ponta 
Vedra, FL, as he is seldom home. John is 
hosting a reception for GDA parents and 
alumni in April at the Merion Cricket Club 
in Haverford, PA which should be fun. He 
says that attending golf school last year en- 
ables him to shoot his age, which means 
breaking 80. Incidentally, he owns up to be- 
ing 81! Keep it up, John, including chasing 
skirts. 

Thayer Richardson and his wife enjoy 
the winter in Melbourne, FL and Conomo 
Point in Essex, MA in the summer. He en- 
joys sailing, model boat making and visiting 
friends in both areas. He, too, is still kicking 
at 82! 

I had a phone call from Tom Parker 
several weeks ago who, with his wife, is en- 
joying the good life in Tampa, FL.Tom and I 
were good buddies, particularly after gradu- 
ation, as we both went to New York City to 
make our fortunes on Wall Street. 
Unfortunately, that was not to be as I came 
back to the North Country and Tom went 
south as a professional golfer. 

My old reliable buddy, Tom Tenney, 
comes through with news that he had open- 
heart surgery in November. They gave him a 
pig valve and two new arteries and he is go- 
ing flat out and should be back on all burn- 
ers shortly. Unfortunately, he says he can't 




1937 Basketball Team 

make Klotz's reception. I'm sorry to hear 
that because I would like to hear from an- 
other source as to what goes on. 

Gorty Baldwin '71 is a fellow member 
of the Brattleboro Rotary Club and livens 
up our meetings with questionable words of 
wisdom which sometimes confound the 
membership. Oftentimes, as a result of some 
of his postulations, he is subject to a fine. 
Gorty runs a very fine inn and gourmet 
restaurant in the town of Newfane,VT, a few 
miles outside of Brattleboro. If any alum is in 
the neighborhood, check the Four Columns 
Inn. It shouldn't be missed. He'll see that you 
are accorded all the amenities of a top-of- 
the-line innkeeper and fellow grad. No, he 
didn't pay me for this advertisement. 

I can't close this column without put- 
ting in a plug for the 2002 Reunion at GDA, 
June 14-16. This will be our 63rd anniver- 
sary. Having attended these wonderful func- 
tions for the past several years I can't say 
enough good things about them. We, mem- 
bers of the Old Guard, are treated royally. It's 
also a great opportunity to see what has tak- 
en place on the campus in recent years. In 
addition you have the opportunity to see old 
faces and make friends with those other 
classes. 

Remember the dates, June 14-16. 



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Class of 1940 

William H. Torrey 

112 Fire Island Avenue 

Babylon, NY 1 1 702-3902 

(631) 669-4339 

purejoy2 1 T@aol. com 



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tirement but sure enjoyed part time inde- 
pendent contract work. He is still recovering 
from a rotator curt" operation. While throw- 
ing a duffle bag onto his left shoulder, "I did 
himself in." How many others have had a 
similar experience? Bob says "Hello to one 
and all." Bobs phone number is 530-666- 
9014 and fax is 530-666-9014. He can be 
emailed at ERandTNLittle@aol.com. 

Andy Bailey will be spending most of 
the winter in Naples, FL but he does go back 
to the office for a few days each month. 
Andy is still busy with private foundations. 
He says he sees Ted "Count" Munro occa- 
sionally and is still playing golf in between 
the customary aches and pains. 

Dave Gearhart says that the the infir- 
mities of old age have led him to a retire- 
ment center, Blakehurst, 1055W.Joppa Rd., 
Towson, MD 21204. Dave is cutting back on 
their furnishings to fit into a two bedroom 
apartment. They're being helped by their 
children and grandchildren. 

The good news from Charles 
McDowell is that both he and his wife, 
Candy, got through another year without 
any major health problems. They're still en- 
joying complete retirement from the law. 
They spend four weeks in the spring and fall 
at the beach in Emerald Isle, NC. They 
spend time doing water aerobics, and lots of 
time in their church kitchen where Charles 
is chairman of the kitchen committee. 

Bob Lyle has sold his North Carolina 
home and is down to one address in Florida. 
Last summer he andThelma went to Sweden 
to check on his family and went on a Baltic 
cruise. They spent some time in Great 
Britain. On arriving home Bob read in the 
paper their cruise line went bankrupt. Bob 
and Thelma's activities include golf, croquet 
and checking on 1 2 grandchildren (between 
them) and Bob's great granddaughter. 

Wilbur Little spent another great sum- 
mer at Plum Island with children from 
Germany. Now busy as new great grandpar- 
ent of Jude Manchester born in 2001. His 
daughter Jennifer is finally home after assign- 
ments in Oman, Dubai and Scotland. He and 
Ann enjoy good health (some pills involved). 
His weekly golf is not very good. Holy Spirit 
Episcopal School called him back as a trustee 
where he had served five years earlier. 

Sandy Young has four grandchildren 
in colleges at University of Vermont, Uni- 
versity of New Hampshire, James Madison 
University and Southern Methodist 



University. He is still deeply in- 
volved with golf and is currently 
chairman of the Connecticut 
Golf Foundation where he is 
raising $8,000,000 to aid under- 
privileged kids nine years old 
through college, learning with 
the U.S.G.A and doing a lot of 
rules officiating at tournaments. 
He sends best regards. 

On September 11th Al 
Hutchinson drove from Maine 
to Boston heading for their one 
trip of the year to Switzerland. 
They learned of the tragedy and 
unable to do anything about 
it, headed back to Maine. 
They later took a trip to New 
Brunswick, Canada. "September 
1 1 is marked indelibly in every- 
one's minds and we have a lot to 
be thankful for," Al says. There is 
not much to report on the win- 
ter in Maine. 

Norman Quint has been in 
and out of the hospital and he now has a 
pacemaker. 

Larry Van Doren is volunteering in a 
children's museum, preparing slide shows on 
art and architecture through history. 

Ben Wright says not much new. He is 
busy with a current skating history project. 
He'll be going to Kyoto in June. 

Bill Torrey says, "I still find it difficult 
to realize I've been retired for 20 years. Joy 
and I are enjoying our three grandchildren, 
two girls — one in high school, the other a 
college sophomore and a ten year-old boy 
living in Rhode Island. Joy is so busy I have 
to make an appointment to see her, but it's 
worth it. I feel fine but have leg problems 
and limited walking; however, I see several 
doctors for regular checkups and spend 
much time watching sports on television and 
the History Channel. Hopefully one of these 
days we'll make it back to GDA." 




More Photographs! 

Send in your photographs and class notes 
by November 15 tojmercer@gda.org. 



1941 



1942 



1942 Fire Brigade 

Class of 1941 

R. Andrew Little 

146 Fincks Basin Road 

P.O. Box 573 

Little Falls, NY 13365-5019 

(315) 823-1662 

Class of 1942 
Seward E. Pomeroy 
29 Berwick Lane 
Worcester, MA 01602-1407 
(508) 752-7469 



60th Class Reunion 

June 14, 15, 16 2002 



It was good news from Bill 
Kirkpatrick. He writes, "Sally and I had a 
wonderful trip to Munich, Prague and 
Budapest with a week's cruise on the 
Danube prior to September 1 1 . It's great to 
see what's happening now to former 'iron 
curtain' countries. I'm still enjoying skiing at 
Sugarloaf in the winter and Casco Bay in the 
summer." 

I received a card from Jason Starr, 
which arrived too late for the fall/winter is- 
sue in which I had tried to revive our 
thoughts on Pearl Harbor. But September 1 1 
interceded, and Jason wrote, "Writing is so 



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class notes 



difficult after the terrorist attack. I'm afraid 
our world is changed for a long while. 
Canceled my plans for a trip for October. 
Still go to business every day along with my 
two sons, daughter and wife. Will try to visit 
for Reunion '02 ." 

Bob Harris reports that he is "still 
working at home, still drawing boats, biking, 
swimming and sailing. Symphony, opera and 
chamber music fill the rest of the days. Took 
the train from Vancouver to Bellingham,WA 
to be with siblings. Had lobster for 
Christmas dinner. . .yum, yum." He also re- 
ports that his town house is under repairs to 
resolve a "leaky condo" syndrome. He ex- 
pects the renovations to be completed by 
spring. Bob says that he is "planning and 
hoping to be in Byfield for our 60th." He 
also hopes to attend his 60th reunion from 
the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at 
King's Point in 2004. 

Always great to hear from our corre- 
spondent on Cape Cod, Dave Jarvis, who 
writes, "I'm returning to the Chart Room 
for my 30th year. My son says it could be my 
last as there are no more P.G. courses left. My 
dance card was filled for the holidays. Now 
it's time to recharge my battery." 

Ted Stitt sent a card reporting that he 
"continues to be a class agent for both GDA 
and Amherst College. I'm also on the 
Executive Committee of Treasure Coast 
(Vero Beach) Amherst Alumni Association. I 
am very active in church and condo associa- 
tions. Joy and I continue to live active lives in 
both Florida and New Hampshire. We are 
trying to slow down, but not much luck! 
Hope we'll have a good 60th Reunion at 
GDA. Best to everyone!" 

Bill Hill writes from Maine that he and 
Mary are "looking forward to our 60th in 
June! Hopefully many will return, because it 
may be our last considering the age factor. 
So classmates, 'listen up!' We are still enjoying 
our move from Connecticut to Maine 
which we made three years ago last 
September. New friends, lots to do, close to 
Bowdoin College and our summer place on 
the Kennebec River. See you all there. Make 
it a good one in June." 

Apropos of Bill Hill's comments above, 
I glanced through our 1942 Yearbook, the 
Milestone, and then looked at the current list 
of classmates. Out of our class of fifty-three, 



twenty-eight of us are still living. And to top 
that off, quite a few of us are still working. 
While I was playing around with this infor- 
mation, I found that 12 of our class are liv- 
ing in the same state that they came from in 
1942 when we were in school, of those 12, 
none are from Massachusetts and five of us, 
including me, are living in the same city that 
we did in '42. The other 16 of us moved, in 
some cases only short distances, but I guess 
we'd have to say that Tom Fenn (Newton 
Center, MA to Green Valley, AZ) and Bob 
Harris (from Concord, NH to Vancouver, 
BC, Canada) hold the records for long dis- 
tance moving. It is entirely possible that this 
may turn out to be the most useless infor- 
mation you will receive in 2002. Of more 
importance, I'll close with a last call for our 
60th Reunion on June 14, 15 and 16. You 
will receive details from school but the 
whole weekend is on the school... rooms, 
great food, drinks, familiar classmates and 
lots of fun. Make the effort this time, and as 
those of us who have been regulars at 
Reunion know, most of us come with our 
wives. Your only expenses will be getting 
there and going home — one of the joys of 
being in the Old Guard. We look forward to 
seeing you there. 



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Class of 1943 

Benjamin B. Brewster 

88 Warren Avenue 

Plymouth, MA 02360-2428 

(508) 746-1306 

benbrew@adelphia.net 



We find that there are some '43ers still 
gainfully employed. Dr Bill Wiswall, with 
some new interior plumbing, is still seeing 
patients when his golf allows time. 

Bob Morrell in Brunswick, ME is up 
to here in grandchildren and enjoying every 
minute of it. He,Widge Thomas and 
Warren Court are celebrating their 55th 
from Bowdoin in June. That's what a GDA 
education does for you. 

Morgan Cooper is living in Jamesville, 



More Photographs! 

Send in your photographs and class notes 
by November 15 tojmercer@gda.org. 



NY and is down to one floor. There seems to 
be a lot of that going around for our class. 

Don Hudson replies from Barefoot 
Bay, FL. They still spend most of their time 
in Newburyport when they aren't traveling. 
He mentions that he is still involved with the 
church which most of us attended down the 
road from school. If you are somewhat 
ashamed of what you left in the plate almost 
60 years ago, you can make up for it by do- 
nating to the church's 300th. Send it to Don 
and he'll slip it into the plate. 

More next time around. 



1944 



Class of 1944 
Secretary needed 



Nathaniel Dummer writes "I retired 
from General Electric, Lynn, MA in 1987 af- 
ter nearly 41 years; I have found that retire- 
ment is 'well worth working for.' I am busy 
all the time, this includes volunteering with 
the Rowley Council on Aging, serving for 
the last 42 years on my Town's Zoning 
Appeals Board, as well as being able to sit 
back and watch the world go by." 

Len Plavin says, "75 percent retired. 
Golf has not improved — no reason, howev- 
er, to resume work! Three phenomenal chil- 
dren, five grandchildren (outstanding). 
Observation— without a doubt the best fund 
raising letter I've ever received come from 
Jim Waugh! Why do we not have 100% of 
the class sending money to GDA!? Answer: 
We're too old, tired, sick, or stupid to send in 
even a check for a paltry $10 to make it 
100%." 

Steve Kaufmann writes: "I have obvi- 
ously worn out my welcome as class secre- 
tary. You can see by the number of notes 
above the kind of response my cheery prose 
elicits. The Class of '44 needs a new secre- 
tary. Which brave soul will step up and be 
counted? No literary skill is needed. The ed- 
itors can take care of that. One just needs to 
be impervious to being ignored by the vast 
majority of one's classmates." 



1945 



Class of 1945 

Richard A. Cousins 

71 Federal Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

(978) 462-4542 



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Arch Kingsley writes: "Hanging in 
there. About to move to northern neck of 
Virginia area called Whitestone on Carter 
Creek. By the way, spelling of my new boat 
was correct - 'Rwetheryet' as in Are-we- 
there-yet? Correct answer - almost." 

I am sorry not to have more to report at 
this time - perhaps there will be more news 
for the next Archon. In the meantime, all 
good wishes for a pleasant summer. 




1946 



Class of 1946 

George E. Duffy, II 

14161 North Ageratum Way 

Tucson, AZ 85737 

(520) 825-4710 

papaonline@earthlink. net 



A*l Class of 1947 

^T / LTC Homer Ambrose, Jr. 

5601 Seminary Road #220 5N 

Falls Church, VA 22041 

(703) 379-8011 

hamhrose@erols.com 



55th Class Reunion 

June 14, IS, 16 2002 



Jack Deering writes: "Danny Hall and 
Bill Bailey were here last weekend for the 
Maine-Dartmouth hockey game. They both 
look like they were back in South Byfield on 
the ice. Two of the best! Talk frequently with 
Joe Welch. We were slated for basketball 
alumni game at GDA, but common sense 
and colds befell us. Thank you, Lord. Love to 
all." 

Sam Allen writes: "I've weathered the 



repeated, friendly onslaughts of Jack 
Deering. Unfortunately, I've had a lot of 
spinal-muscle problems along with osteo- 
arthritis. On a cane, limited in walking, but 
otherwise feeling fine. Best to all in 2002." 

Plato Kangis emailed "My wife, Gwen, 
and I moved to Providence two and a half 
years ago and we are thoroughly enjoying it. 
I continue to create a line of hand crafted 
leather pieces in my studio located in an old 

mill building in 
nearby Pawtucket, 
RI." 

Norm Brown 
emailed: "It's been a 
weird summer, fall 
and winter here. 
Maine has been in 
its driest drought on 
record. Very little 
rain or snow. Sebago 
Lake (my location 
and supplier to the 
Greater Portland 
area) is down five 
feet below normal 
for this time of year. 
My well hasn't gone dry yet, but many have. 
There's talk that some marinas will not have 
enough water to launch boats; even their 
docks may be out of water. Such are the 
woes of country living. All the best." 



1947 



1948 



Class of 1948 

Robert C. Hill 

143 Hickory Lane 

Naugatuck, CT 06770-1724 

(203) 758-1458 

rchill5@hotmail.com 



The Class of 1948, Listen Up. For some 
unknown reason I only received two reply 
cards for this issue of The Archon. One was to 
the affect that I attached the wrong name to 
a classmate's message and the other was a 
nice note from Bob Skeele. 

First I apologize to William Richter 
for calling him Walter. Now I can't remem- 
ber if it is Richter or Rickter. Bill, at least I 
am trying. 

Bob Skeele has been quite busy in Old 
Saybrook, CT working on his 50th 
at Amherst, his class notes and taking a 
course on "Tax Counseling for the Elderly." 
He says that it is almost like the blind lead- 
ing the blind. I gather Bob and some friends 
will help some good people like you and me 



at the senior center with their taxes. Bob is 
also helping with finance matters at the 
District of Fenwood. One has to keep busy, 
and, Bob, you certainly are doing well at it. 
As for right in my back yard, this is the 
first year in 14 that we have not been in 
Florida at this time. Our son moved from 
Long Beach, CA to Boston, MA with the 
Navy and is now at Hanscom AFB near 
Lexington. He is a Commander on active 
duty working with a unit called SPAWAR 
(something to do with inter-service com- 
munications). Anyway, he wanted us to help 
him get settled in his new abode in the 
Beacon Hill area. That we did, now I am 
waiting for the signal to load up the car and 
head south. Please, let's have a large response 
for the next issue. Thanks, ...KIIYK 

Ar\ Class of 1949 

' "Y^/ RADM Thomas R.M. Emery 

312 Rookwood Drive 

Charlottesville, VA 22903-4729 

(804) 977-8763 

tgemery@aacstone. net 

Mansfield F. W Smith writes: "Retired 
from surgery October 6, 2000. Moved to 
Davis CA. Teaching clinical otology at U.C. 
Davis, Medical Offices Fallen Leaf Fire 
Department Search and Rescue." 

As I alluded in my brief solicitation let- 
ter, the events of September 1 1 have had 
enormous rippling effects throughout, not 
only in our country, but also in the world at 
large. Thus, I was interested in any 
September 1 1 insights any of you had to 
share. Bill Judson provided the following 
comprehensive view of the terrorist attack 
on New York City: 

"I was sitting in my office on 57th 
Street off of Lexington Avenue preparing to 
go to a meeting when my office manager 
came into my office and stated that a plane 
had crashed into one of the buildings at the 
World Trade Center. My mind immediately 
went back to when I was a child and recalled 
my morbid fascination with the news reports 
about the B-25 bomber that had slammed 
into the Empire State Building. Of course 
that had happened in a dense fog and today 
was a beautiful, clear sunny day. Outside of 
my office in the hall is a remarkable vintage 
photo by Margaret Bourke-White of a DC- 
3 flying low over the streets of New York 
past the Chrysler Building. It was all a very 
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son Alex who lives on Bank Street in the 
Village (Greenwich) called to say that anoth- 
er plane had just crashed into the South 
Tower as they were watching the fire from 
the first crash and the feeling turned surreal. 
A little while later he called again and said 
that the buildings were collapsing. How on 
earth could that happen to steel buildings? 
Now at my meeting, someone who obvious- 
ly was more knowledgeable than me, said 
that steel melts and looses its strength so the 
floor falls on the floor below and each sub- 
sequent floor falls on the next, one hundred 
ot them in all. I wonder why the firemen did 
not know about that scenario. 

Subsequently, I learned that the World 
Trade Center had a population of 50,000 
people but that the toll of fatalities was ap- 
proximately 2,600. Out of trauma emerged 
the miracle that despite huge holes in both 
towers the size of the entrance to the 
Lincoln Tunnel caused by the crashes, both 
buildings had remained standing for about 
one hour each, thereby allowing people to 
escape. First, the structure around the hole 
formed an arch and prevented immediate 
collapse; secondly, the redundancy of the 
structural design which provided 60 steel 
columns on each wall plus huge interior 
core columns provided an added measure of 
strength but weakened and lost their load 
bearing capacity because of the fire heat 
from the 20,000 gallons of aviation fuel 
burning at almost 2,000 degrees; and lastly, 
these exterior columns formed almost an el- 
evator shaft when the buildings did collapse 
that funneled the debris straight down on a 
narrow area thereby saving countless people 
on the ground level. 

After my meeting I went out onto the 
street near 57th Street and found hundreds 
of people walking up Park Avenue trying to 
get home. There was no traffic, no cars, no 
buses and no subways or trains. The air was 
smoky even though I was almost 100 blocks 
to the north. 

As the weeks went by after the tragedy, 
the full impact of it slowly became obvious. 
The heroism of the firefighters and the po- 
lice; the statesmanship of a mayor whose 
popularity was at an all time low until 
September 1 1 when we wanted to amend 
tin- ( jty ( Charter to have him run for a third 
term: the economic consequences. 



September 11 accelerated what already was 
the beginning of a recession in NYC. The 
hotel business declined by a third. 
Companies suddenly discovered that they 
had lots of vacant space. Twenty million 
square feet of space in downtown was de- 
stroyed and suddenly there was another 20 
million square feet of vacancy with most 
people pessimistic about re-entering it. The 
Twin Towers had destroyed the downtown 
subway tubes and the PATH train to New 
Jersey with a two to five year estimate on the 
timetable to rebuild. 

Large companies that had been contem- 
plating leasing space in contiguous buildings 
to create campus-like facilities to promote 
the exchange of ideas were moving large 
parts of their operations to the suburbs — a 
trend not good for the environment or for 
the cities of the country as well as NYC. 

With the passage of time, the terrible 
trauma has started to heal. We have a new, 
thoughtful (and very rich) mayor. People are 
returning to their normal lives, even some 
near to that site. The President has recom- 
mitted the aid that he originally promised. 

Most people feel that September 1 1 has 
alerted the country to our vulnerability and 
that we are dealing with the present state of 
things reasonably well. In NYC, the jury on 
this silver lining is still out but most people 
are optimistic." 

Kim Page wrote, "We cancelled our 
round the world trip to India, South East 
Asia, Philippines, etc. after September 11th. 
Cruising the Arabian Sea with our own 
ships, plus the Japanese navy, just did not 
seem the wisest of moves. We returned to 
North Carolina and joined a health spa! Two 
plus inches gone from my waist and I have 
lost 10+ pounds. Trying to restrict my fat in- 
take to 20 grains a day... not an easy task, 
but a worthwhile endeavor. Return to 
Maine in March for balance of 2002." 

Ed Veasey wrote, "I have given some 
thought to your question on September 1 1 
and find it difficult to measure the impact. 
There is definitely a slow down but I cannot 
say if it is September 1 1 or the slow down in 
the economy. Lucent Technology has a 
2,000,000 square foot manufacturing plant 
less than two miles from our club and it is 
about to close. At one tune they employed 
about 10,000 people. That definitely has im- 




Al Flynn '50 and his wife Emi 

pacted us. As I told you, Zoe and I traveled 
to Salt Lake City and then up to Alta for 10 
days of skiing the first week of January and 
had a chance to ski with Rick Tyler and his 
wife Ann, which made it fun for us. They are 
both volunteers in the Olympics and having 
lots of training. Will try to have more for you 
in your next letter." 

Rick Tyler, our man at the Winter 
Olympics, wrote, "Ann and I are volunteer- 
ing during the Winter Olympics. I will be at 
the E-Center where hockey games will take 
place and Ann will be at the Salt Lake Ice 
Center where the figure skating will take 
place. We are working with Visitor 
Information Services, which provides visi- 
tors with any and all information they need. 
If anyone is coming, give us a call." 

Manson Hall wrote, "We haven't had a 
new grandchild since July so life has slowed 
down a bit for us. We now have 10 and 
counting, however. So if any classmate is 
ahead of us, watchout, because we have more 
possibilities. Alison and I have been teaching 
Adult Education classes in the Hyannis 
Center of the Cape Cod Community 
College along with private one-on-one tu- 
toring, primarily tor students working for 
their high school equivalency certificate 
(GED). Lots of fun and very rewarding. We 
drive to the Boston area frequently to see 
our children and grandchildren and I sing in 
a small men's glee club and play ice hockey 
in Quincy with a great bunch of 60 and 70 
year olds. We are entering a team of 70 year 



28 TheArchon »• Spring 2002 



olds in the Mass Senior Games next month. 
My brother, Dan and Billy Bailey of the 
class of 1947, are on the team too. 
Meanwhile, I read as much as I can (I warm- 
ly recommend /;/ the Siiadow of the Prophet by 
Milton Viorst for anyone interested in un- 
derstanding Islam and how it is functioning 
in four Islamic countries today. Also, there is 
good biography of Henry Wallace called 
American Dreamer which describes one of 
America's most controversial vice presi- 
dents). We are planning a short trip to 
Portugal and Spain this spring, but otherwise 
love being here on Cape Cod throughout 
the year. In fact it has been a very mild win- 
ter - I haven't used my snow shovel yet. 
Would love to see classmates who find them- 
selves on the Cape. Please call 508-945-9079 
or in July and August 508-945-9284." 

Should any of you have September 1 1 
episodes or observations to contribute please 
put a bookmark on them for the next '49 
class notes. 



1950 



Class of 1950 

Alan F. Flynn,Jr. 

1 Katherine Road 

Rehoboth, MA 02769-1938 

(508) 252-6482 

multileam@hotmail.com 



My introductory remarks in the 1950 
Class Notes of the last Archon you received 
were accurate when written, but you proba- 
bly noticed in the "senior" sections of those 
notes the dates for Reunions at five year in- 
tervals beginning with the 55th and running 
all the way to the 75th. Perhaps we had some 
part in the change. In any event, our 55th is 
only three years away. Let's be optimistic and 
note that we have only 23 years until our 
75th. 

David Yesair's card arrived the day af- 
ter I sent off the last notes. He commented 
that 2001 had been both fun and sad. "We 
celebrated Ruth's birthday in Jamaica and 
our 47th anniversary in Norway. We also 
spent two weeks with the WGBH (PBS) 
learning tour on a safari in Tanzania. The an- 
imals were fantastic. Our visits to native and 
Massai villages were humbling. Also spent a 
day with Hal (Mark) amRhein touring 
Lake Sebago by boat. September 11th was 
tragic. Our son and family live about 15 
blocks from the Trade Center. Their quality 
of life has changed. Our granddaughter is 
now fearful of the noise of airplanes flying 



over the city. We will miss Charlie Cashin at 
future class reunions." 

A cover letter from Tim Greene, sent 
to all of us, accompanied letters from Marty 
Doggett and Brian Morrissey, the first recip- 
ient of support from the Class of 1950 
Scholarship Fund. That mailing included 
news of the passing of Ben Stone. The biog- 
raphical information told us much that we 
may not have known about Ben's many tal- 
ents and contributions to GDA and the sur- 
rounding community. 

Also, there was a list of email addresses 
that included one for me. Bob Comey was 



children and grandchildren. He has a 16- 
year-old granddaughter. "I'm feeling old." In 
2002 Charlie will be in Rio de Janeiro and 
the Amazon in February through March, 
Charleston in April and November, Hong 
Kong, Beijing and points between in 
September. Not bad. 

Emi and I are taking a trip from 
Santiago, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina 
by way of the Chilean fjords, Cape Horn, 
Falkland Islands, etc. Charlie had already 
made that trip. He was enthusiastic about the 
scenery, and proved his point by sending 
about a dozen pictures of snow-capped 




astonished and quickly sent me a message. As 
Bob has learned, I can receive with Emi's 
help, but responses are few and far between. 

Always first to return his card, Dave 
Esty responded to the Don't Be Shy admo- 
nition with "I never am." His was a very up- 
beat message: "Still in great shape, ski pa- 
trolling, romantic, a student, building busi- 
nesses, on some really good profit and non- 
profit boards, church vestry, diocesan council 
and executive committee of a national 
Episcopal consortium, learning to be a par- 
ent and grandparent, President of the Class 
of '54 at Amherst College and now the real 
truth of the matter, 'trouble maker, adventur- 
er, a Byfield product.'" 

Soon after the last Archon arrived in our 
homes I got a call from Charlie Bowen. He 
and Calvine were in Portugal and Spain at 
the same time that Emi and I were there. We 
were in Madrid on the same days in 
October, but it is a big city. Charlie's news 
involves lots of travel, including visits with 



Charlie Bowen '50 and his wife Calvine 

mountains, glaciers and penguins. 

From Dick Patton came word that 
"2002 began with a ten-foot snow base and 
great skiing at Mammoth Mountain. I head- 
ed for the slopes and Lynda watched the 
Rose Parade first. Great way to start a year." 
Dick is restless in his semi-retired consulting 
role, but Lynda and son Robert are busy 
with house remodeling and sales. "In about 
five weeks I head for the Patagonia part of 
Chile. We have chartered a 50-foot trawler 
and will cruise the islands where the pen- 
guins grow. The Andes with their magnifi- 
cent snow-capped volcanoes loom just in- 
land. This part of the world is still unspoiled." 
It seems that GDA minds think alike. Hope 
to wave to Dick as we cruise by. Dick, the 
spelling of your name in the last Archon was 
not my idea. 

Don Bishop is apologetic about not 
writing often or much. Wish the silent seg- 
ment of our class would match you, Don. 
"Polly and I winter on Cape Cod and sum- 



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mer in Maine. Polly does pottery and tennis. 
I read, work on our too many houses and am 
sculpting." Tell us more about the sculpture, 
Don. "Our warm regards to all our wonder- 
ful classmates and families." 

"Glad to see that you and Tim are still 
active in keeping our class informed," says 
Mai Robertson. "No news here. Mostly 
traveling to Denver and North Carolina to 
see kids and grandkids. Have been fishing the 
Tippecanoe River, enjoying life and our 
family. How sweet it is!" Does your mind 
drift off to memories of Doc Livingston's 
history classes when the fish aren't biting? 

Carl Glaser says, "After finishing offici- 
ating at local high school volleyball games 
(my second season), I had the other hip re- 
placed on Nov. 5th. I was able to resume my 
duties as one of the Santas at the local mall 
for the sixth year. Mary Jane and I look for- 
ward to our annual RV stay in Palm Springs, 
CA." 

I talked with Tim Greene yesterday 
and learned that he and Bob Comey began 
communicating by email before the New 
England Patriots game with the Cleveland 
Browns. It seems that some wagering was 
taking place. The pattern continued even af- 
ter Bob left for a tour of Australia. Bob had 
trouble getting scores, but Tim informed 
him of the Pittsburgh outcome and then 
heard from Bob that he had seen the Super 
Bowl game in an aboriginal village near 
Alice Springs! Perhaps Tim's winnings are 
bank rolling his trip to Shanghai in April to 
visit his daughter, Jodi, who is teaching there. 

If you enjoy reading about your class- 
mates of more that they a half-century ago, 
please contribute to the class notes the next 
time the card reaches you. 



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Class of 1951 

Ted Barrows III 

41 Ridge Road 

Bristol, RI 02809 

(401) 254-1909 



The winner of the first Annual 
"Incentive to Communicate" is Yogi Wenz. 
And it is just a coincidence that he is furthest 
away from the prize luncheon at the Lobster 
Pot. The offer is redeemable at any time, 
Yogi, so call on your next trip east! I am 
pleased to report that the contest did stimu- 




late more response to the plea for news. The 
winner, Yogi, reports he has photos of 
Reunion that are worth a chuckle. If anyone 
wants them, he says to drop him a line or call 
510-237-4767. 

Web Wilde sends, "Have come out of 
hiding to qualify for dinner at the Lobster 
Pot. Retired almost 10 years ago and work- 
ing on a golf game (like everyone else). 
Cheers, your 'neighbor.'" 

"Old Reliable," Dave Bullock states 
that "quality information is a tough one 
these days, as there is a lot of information out 
there but it is not all enlightenment." He in- 
quires as to when and where the 2002 
Reunion is so he can show up. There had 
been talk of a gathering on Block Island, so 
I'll see if I can communicate with Bob 
Louttit. Dave is planning ahead, because he 
says he needs to get in shape for "reasonable 
beverage consumption." He also questioned 
Hussey's qualifications with regard to "pro 
bono" cases, as he might be out of his ele- 
ment there. 

And the venerable aforementioned Bob 
Louttit reports, "Retirement sure is fun — we 
are off to our house on Block Island during 
spring, summer and fall and 'free load' off my 
sister's house on Sanibel Island during win- 
ter weeks, but we live in Barrington!" 

From Jim Hicks comes, "What can I 
say (unless you want to hear about my hem- 
orrhoids) — four months at Longboat Key for 



Bill Atwell '51 in the 4th of July parade 

tennis, four months in Vail for tennis and ski- 
ing and four months in Carmel for golf and 
sailing." 

Another story of hardship comes from 
Ed Stockwell who is enjoying retirement 
with winters in Florida at Marathon Key, 
summers on Plum Island and spring and fall 
in Ohio with grandchildren. "Sure beats 
working." 

Ken Bistany reports that Dave and 
Sue Pope visited in mid-November, a "great 
reunion with life-long friends." Although 
they didn't go cruising this time, they did 
manage a boat show event and spent a few 
days at the Useppa Island Club. The Bistany 's 
hosted the GDA luncheon for alumni/ae at 
the Sarasota Yacht Club in February. 

Speaking of Dave Pope, he was plan- 
ning to meet Chuck Hussey in Aspen at the 
end of January and then going on to Vail for 
a few days. Their trip to Cuba is back on 
track for a March 25th departure. Dave's new 
campground opens in May after two years of 
building a "new learning experience." 

Our esteemed President, George 
McGregor, came in too late for the contest 
(and almost for this issue) but his submission 
was voluminous. He mentioned that Sandy 
Keyes, while alone in the Development 
Office, took a mysterious fall out of her chair 
and broke her right wrist. He stated she now 
has the title "Special Events Coordinator 
Ambidextrous." I still think "extraordinaire" 



30 TheArchon s» Spring 2002 



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is more appropriate. 

He, also, included a wonderful poem 
written by Ben Stone (about his math stu- 
dents in 1946) that was read at his memorial 
service by Ned Stone. He offered the 
"Incentive Prize" to Bob Louttit, if he won, 
but failed to qualify. 

Another late entrant, Ben Hawkins, is 
now settled in Warwick, RI. I saw him last 
summer and he looks forward to sailing our 
wonderful Narragansett Bav. 



1952 



Class or 1952 

Rev. Franklin E. Huntress. Jr. 

5C Independence Way 

Glover Landing 

(781) 63104785 



A reminder from your class 
secretary/agent for us all to take note of- — 
our 50th class Reunion: June 14-16. Make 



50th Class Reunion 

June 14, 15, 16 2002 



plans now to attend because the class tele- 
phones will not take any excuse for non-at- 
tendance. 

Our class gift should memorialize this 
milestone in our life. Think about this and be 
prepared to contribute. 

GDA does this kind of thing well with 
plenty of activities and foods about the place. 
Yes, there are accommodations on campus 
for you and the family with an ancient cor- 
ridor master thrown in for old times! 

Above all, please come and do bring 
along a treasure of memories and friendships 
for us all to revel in with great pleasure. 

Dirk Owens writes: "Retired, a wid- 
ower, proud granddad of three wee ones, do- 
ing volunteer work to keep the mind active 
and involved. I am enormously proud of my 
kids and their families." 

Guy Tudor writes, "As a NYC resident, 
I am very pleased to report that no one I 
know directly (including two fireman pals) 
was killed m the momentous disaster of 
September 11th. Despite this event, a group 
of us, undaunted three weeks later flew off to 
Bolivia on an extensive birding expedition. 
We traveled widely in the country — from 
the campo in Santa Cruz, through the forest- 
ed Yunqe of Cochabamba, up to the Andean 
Altiplano of La Paz. It was an exhausting trip, 



with some illnesses, but this 'old boy' man- 
aged to keep up with the others most of 

the time. Walking (slowly) about at 16,000 
feet in the Andes was particularly disorient- 
ing, although helpful was the local custom, 
among the Ayamra Indians, of chewing coca 
leaves! I had not been to Bolivia previously, 
so that the trip was very rewarding, with 
over 700 species of birds recorded. 
Otherwise, during the season, I make fre- 
quent local field trips (New Hampshire to 



have new challenges just when some people 
want to slow down!" He hopes to see us all 
in 2003. 

Norris "Lefty" Pierce is staying busy 
with a part time consulting business (print- 
ing facilities). His winter home is in Texas 
and he summers in New Hampshire. He said 
nothing about any ties to either G. W Bush 
or Enron. 

Charlie Palmer reminds us that our 
country has "stood tall after the September 




southern New Jersey) to observe and docu- 
ment my more recent passions: wild flowers 
and dragonflies. And, of course, work on 
various book projects continues unabat- 
ed one never retires in the Natural 

History field. My regards to all." 



1953 



Class or 1953 

William C Pinkham 

760 Meadow Circle 

Estes Park, CO 80517 

(970) 586-0992 

sbpinkhain@aol.com 



It was great to hear from so many class- 
mates. The first postcard over the transom 
was from Sandy Hose who says that like 
many our age, he's still working part time in 
the business he started 21 years ago, Sunshine 
Cleaning in Marblehead, MA. He's the sec- 
retary of the Marblehead Rotary Club. This 
involves a lot of computer work, and he's fi- 
nally evolved into digital after 50 years of 
that avocation. Sandy says, "It's exciting to 



1952 Radio Club 

1 1 attacks." All is well with him, and it 
sounds like he's splitting his time between 
the office and Naples, FL. 

Don Tracy is getting ready for the tax 
season. In preparation, he and Linda spent a 
week on the "Radiance of the Seas," a new- 
ly built cruise ship over three football fields 
in length. Many of their friends were on 
board. They had a great time, but the next 
three months will wear him down... He has 
a daughter and business partner who are do- 
ing more and more, while he can never say 
no to a new client. (How many of us pre- 
pared for the tax season by going on a 
cruise??) 

John Brandli is retired and loves it. He 
has three things — a fridge, a dishwasher, and 
a wife. They are all working and won't quit. 



More Photographs! 

Send in your photographs and class notes 
by November 15 tojmercer@gda.org. 



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His wife, Peg, is a buyer for Neiman Marcus. 
He plays golf — still to a four handicap (not 
bad). Says he has three grand kids, and they 
are grand! They will hit Florida for a couple 
months. His daughter also lives in West Palm 
Beach. Just had their house in S.P. remod- 
eled. "What a job." John says he has plenty to 
do, but loves loafing. He sends his regards to 
all. 

Don Bullock is on my side when it 
comes to retirement. He's been retired three 
years and loves every moment. Says he has 
more time to see the six (wow) grandkids, 
travel and keep up his antiquing hobby. 
They're still enjoying boating in Scituate and 
can now go out whenever the urge hits. Don 
also sends his best to all. 

Charles Gibbs has returned to the East 
and now resides in Andover, MA. He passed 
through Estes Park last summer and spent 
three days here for a family reunion. (He 
likely drove by the end of our street.'..) He's 
retired but will start new work. Says that the 
"damned doctors just keep us going longer 
and longer. (Considering the alternative, 
that's not so bad!!) 

2002 got off to a flying start for the 
Pinkhams with a trip to see family and 
friends in balmy Pennsylvania. We ate and 
drove our way across the state for a week, 
and returned to the high country to discov- 
er that we were substantially heavier and out 
of shape. A highlight for this year will be 
having seen the Olympic Torch carried 
through the little town of Berthoud, CO. It 
was Americana at its best, and an emotional 
event for all!! Sue and I are conducting en- 
vironmental education snowshoe hikes with 
the National Park rangers this 'winter and 
just signed on for a 16 week volunteer natu- 
ralist training course with Larimer County. 
So we're keeping busy, learning lots and hav- 
ing fun. Hope you are doing the same. 



1954 



Class of 1954 
Ambassador Michael B. Smith 
1315 Merrie Ridge Road 
McLean,VA 22101-1826 
(703) 351-6940 
windsabre@aol.com 



Dick Michelson dropped a line saying 
he had a great month of skiing last winter in 
the northeast (as, these transplanted 



Westerners!!) and met up with Dick Pew on 
the slopes at Sunday River, one of 1 7 ski ar- 
eas he visited. Dick adds that he would wel- 
come visits by any of our GDA classmates. 

Dave Alven sent a note that after a long 
career with the Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh 
and J.P Morgan in New York, he and his 
wife, Kathy, have retired to Hilton Head — no 
doubt to continue Dave's golfing! The Alvens 
would welcome visits from classmates, and 
his telephone number (to book ahead) is 
843-681-4685. 

Dodd Miles writes with the welcome 
news he has a new "lease on longevity" hav- 
ing undergone in June a quintriple bypass 
and a new mitrol valve (the latter sounds like 
an engine part!). He feels great, is playing 
golf and enjoying life to the hilt. He is look- 
ing forward to seeing everyone at our 50th 
Reunion (which, your Class Secretary notes, 
is a mere two years away). 

Bob Abbott was in the New Mexico 
mountains hunting for elk and did not learn 
of the September 11 attacks until he 
emerged two days later. Bob says he is taking 
the President's plea to heart and is flying 
around the country to visit grandchildren, 
etc. He noted that security at the airports 
seem to be as lax as ever. 

Stu Miller writes that he is still running 
his insurance agency but happily finds the 
time to fish in Florida where he won a tar- 
pon fishing tournament. He spends about 
eight weeks at his digs in Sarasota where his 
oldest son caught the two biggest tunas this 
year— 810 pounds and 710 pounds (your 
Class Secretary's four cats would have a real 
feast!). Stu says he has two grandchildren. Stu 
runs into John Moyer from time to time. 

Haskell Rhett says Janet and he spent 
September in Zimbabwe and Botswana and 
returned "from the bush" after September 
11. Janet is a 777 captain for United operat- 
ing out of JFK, so they lost part of the 
United "family" during the terrorist attacks. 
Nonetheless, Janet is back flying to London 
and Tokyo while Haskell works at restoring a 
1979 VW convertible — he's looking for a 
buyer. 

Fulton Yancy was pleased to learn that 
President Bush extended work permits for 
Liberians for another year, which he hopes 
to take advantage of. His address is PO Box 
1089, Stafford, VA, 22555-1089. 



Phil Bancroft reports in that he has re- 
retired. After his first retirement from Digital 
Equipment, he took on a professorship at 
Bentley College, a position which was too 
much fun to pass up. However, he has now 
rejoined the ranks of the retired and resides 
in Sudbury, MA. 

Paul Mundy wrote from London that 
he retired from his cruise ship agency 
in 1999 but agreed to continue as a cruise 
escort four times a year. As a result, he and his 
bride of 40 years do a lot of traveling, the lat- 
est being a voyage to Antarctica. 

John Perrigo dropped a line that he's 
"semi-retired," still chairman of his board 
and still enjoying summers at Lake Geneva, 
Wl.John and his bride of 44 years moved to 
Vero Beach, FL in 1996 and do lots of cruis- 
ing in their 31 -foot Tiara powerboat into the 
Gulf. They even crossed to the Bahamas in a 
22-footer! 



1955 



Class of 1955 

George O. Gardner, III 

53 Woodbury Lane 

Acton, MA 01720-3912 

(978) 263-3052 

gog4@tiac.net 



Pete Scott visited with Colin Curtis 
in Bermuda. Colin is looking forward to at- 
tending our 50th Reunion. Pete has also re- 
cently played golf with Tom Wende and 
Jack Pallotta. Jack and Barb have invited 
Tom and Anne to sail in February in the 
Caribbean. 

Bill Spence had lunch in Hyannis with 
Dave Brainerd in January and reports they 
had a great time. 



1956 



Class of 1956 

fames Dean, III 

P.O. Box 186 

South Berwick, ME 03908-0186 

(207) 384-9184 

diannedean@aol.com 

Arthur Balser writes that in October 
he had surgery on his shoulder at MGH, he 
is recovering well. He attended the GDA vs. 
Belmont Hill football game to enter the 
championship. He was very impressed with 
the power and skill of the team. He will soon 
be visiting his astronomer son in West 



32 TheArchon «" Spring 2002 




1957 classmates, Harold Pouser, Peter Cunningham, Peter Cadigan. Robert Linberg, 

George Starbuck III, F.Jeffrey Williams, Lyman Cousens III 



Virginia and appending two weeks this sum- 
mer in Prince Edward Island. 

Steve Bartow has invited his cousin, 
Jim Dean, to spend a week fishing and crab- 
bing on Islamorada in mid-February. 

Jim Dean is again fully employed in the 
wholesale greenhouse business growing and 
selling plants. He will be skiing with his fam- 
ily in Colorado mid-March. 

Don Dunsford writes that all is well 
with him in California in his real estate busi- 
ness. 

Joe MacLeod talks excitedly about his 
travels here in the U.S. and he and Carolyn 
want very much to visit Tony Miller in 
London. 

Gordon Martin is making a fair recov- 
ery from his fall and the damage done to his 
arm. Sadly enough, he recently lost his 
brother and nephew. If anyone wants to of- 
fer condolences, please do. Gordon is doing 
his best to manage life. 

Tony Miller reports that he just com- 
pleted a successful hip replacement opera- 
tion. He wants those classmates interested in 
the London trip to start planning this sum- 
mer for June '03. His third grandchild is due 
in early April. 

Joel Nichols says that he and his wife, 
Pia, are eager to join the London reunion 
trip in '03. 

Latham Nichols reports a visit by Jim 
Dean this fall in Barrington, NH. La has a 
fine small engine repair business going in the 



area. 



Peter Renkert reports that he will 
soon be sailing in sunny waters on his sail- 
boat and attending Reunion in Byfield. He 
is also seriously considering the London re- 
union in '03. 



1957 



Class of 1957 

Lyman A. Cousens, HI 

4 Goodhue Road 

Boscawen, NH 03303-2500 

(603) 796-6446 

lymanc@shcnh.org 



45th Class Reunion 

June 14, 15, 16 2002 



Considering their advanced age and de- 
structive living habits, the members of 
GDA's Class of Highest Intellect (CHI '57) 
are, for the most part, happy, healthy and 
universally successful. At least as far as I 
know. 

Ned Beebe, for example, having sold 
every piece of real estate within 25 miles of 
Nashua at least once, has taken his Sager-in- 
spired voice to Naples, FL where he croons 
his tunes in the Caribbean dunes during the 
winter moons. (Actually, in a church choir, 
indoors, Sundays.) Ned and Cynthia are 
heading for France in May, after having their 



September trip cancelled. Winnipesaukee in 
the summer, Naples in the winter, cruises 
and France in between, that's a lot of six per- 
cent commissions! 

For the first time in about 44 years, old 
friend Steve Correll has surfaced. Steve has 
five grandchildren and he and new bride 
Linda just celebrated their sixth wedding an- 
niversary. Both are teaching at the College of 
Journalism & Mass Communications at the 
University of Florida in Gainsville. "Doin' 
just great after a career as an economics pro- 
fessor." 

Nice note from Pete Cadigan who is 
semi-retired. He is in his early 60s and not 
working, but would. Pete lives in Eugene, 
OR, home of the Mighty Ducks. 

We all remember Perry Lunn; you 
know, tall, real handsome with those darned 
braces! Well, Perry's daughter Melissa is a 
sky-diver! Thirty two jumps and that was as 
of a couple of months ago. So much for the 
genes of a quiet, conservative, studious Dad. 

Old (well, it's all relative) friend, Jeff 
Fitts claims to be "still working" at the Fitts 
Insurance Agency in Framingham, MA. Very 
kind of his "kids" to give Dad a desk so he 
has a place to go between rounds of golf, 
weekends in New Hampshire, winters in 
Sarasota, FL. And Jeff insists he is "still work- 
ing." Again, it's all relative. Jeff writes, 
"Enjoying the good life while still going to 
the office once in a while too. My three sons 
are all doing well. First grandson arrived 
February 2001. I spent Thanksgiving with 
family in Florida, not like New England. 
Will be back for December and looking for- 
ward to a white Christmas. Best regards to 
all. Let's see, 2002 minus 1957 equals 45 on 
my calculator. That means it's Reunion time 
for us old farts. Let's get together in Byfield 
in June. After all, 'You haven't changed a 
bit!'" 

Bob Hicks says, "I have joined the 
ranks of the semi-retired — the goal to work 
on a consulting project for three to six 
months, then take time off for a while to see 
kids and grandkids, plus to play or go biking. 
No plans to move south (yet)." 

Chuck Schroedel retired from IBM. 



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Currently, he spends most time at West Point 
(USMA) giving personalized tours to special 
West Point guests. He also escorts 
Superintendent as MP Escort. 



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Class of 1958 

Ralph E.ArdiffJr. 

238 Conant Street 

Danvers, MA 01923-2528 

(978) 114-3336 

rardiff@ardiffandmorse.com 



Ralph Ardiff, Jr. writes: "My latest ap- 
peal for tidbits from our classmates got re- 
sponses from many of our regulars, but also 
from two folks whom we have not heard 
from in recent years." 

Joe Berry reports that he is semi-re- 
tired but still runs a company, The Annuity 
Center in Avon, CT. He summers in Watch 
Hill, RI and has four grandchildren. He en- 
joys golf and is a very grateful recipient of a 
heart transplant in 1999. 

We also heard from Dr. Paul Clark 
who is still trying to promote a Class of 1958 
Western Class Reunion at the Burning Man 
Festival, Black Rock Desert in Gerlach, NV 
in September, 2002. 1 hope that Paul realizes 
that he will be the only class member in at- 
tendance at that time and location, so I am 
hopeful that he will make a special effort to 
get back to Byfield, for our 45th Reunion 
coming up in June, 2003. 

Nuff Withington reports that he now 
has "five horses, four dogs, three children, 
two grandchildren, and I'm in a minority 
with one wife." He also reports that his 
Yakima Bears finished last in their league, 
and he no longer has any ownership interest 
in the restaurant known as Locke Ober in 
Boston. Therefore, we have lost out on any 
opportunities for free hot dogs either at the 
ballpark or at Locke Ober. 

Mike Dunsford continues to enjoy the 
western life and this past year climbed both 
Mt. Whitney and Mt. Shasta, as well as en- 
joying a bareboat charter in the Caribbean. 
Selling real estate in the Lake Tahoe region 
must agree with Mike. He also reports hav- 
ing four grandchildren and a son who owns 
an inn and brews beer recognized with a 
gold medal in national competition, a son- 
in-law who's a member of the Rombauer 
Vineyards family in the Napa Valley and a 



daughter-in-law who is a member of the 
family-owned ranch property which is the 
source of Calistoga Water. Mike is anxiously 
awaiting new relatives to provide the protein 
to go along with all of his free liquid re- 
freshments. 

Max Brace is still peddling tool steel 
and has not yet been blessed with any grand- 
children, although Max IV is engaged to be 
married, so he still has hope for the future. 

Harvey Hayden is scrimping by on his 
airline retirement pay in Bonita Springs, FL, 
and is trying to make a few extra bucks to 
make ends meet by driving a zamboni at the 
local hockey rink. If anyone has any extra 
money that they are not planning to send to 
Governor Dummer Academy, they might 
consider a small donation to the Harvey 
Hayden Retirement Fund. 

Jim Main recently attended the 300th 
Anniversary Celebration of the founding of 
the City of Detroit with his wife Claudette 
and her 93-year old mother, both direct de- 
scendants of Antoine de LaMothe Cadillac, 
the city's founder. At the celebration he wit- 
nessed the pageantry of the re-enactment of 
Cadillac's portage and landing with all its re- 
lated festivities. 

I almost talked with Scott McLeod, 
who is gainfully employed at the Newman 
School in New Orleans. He must have real- 
ized that I was looking for a place to stay 
during the Super Bowl, and dared not to call 
back. 

Class of 1959 

Mirick Friend 

P.O. 540 

Mirror Lake, NH 03853-0540 

(603) 569-4812 

mfriend@worldpath.net 

John Catlett sent me a three page let- 
ter detailing his adventures in India as CEO 
of Rupert Murdoch's Star India, a business 
venture to build six state-owned radio sta- 
tions as well as hire and teach a couple of 
hundred people to create programming that 
will entertain listeners and sell advertising. 
He lives in suburban Bombay in an area 
called Mumbai. Garbage collection is virtu- 
ally unknown, at least not until the cows 
have picked through it. He has a driver for 
the company car whom he pays the rupee 




equivalent of $110 per month, which allows 
the driver to live a very comfortable urban 
middle class life. He is currently having 
problems getting a visa extension as part of 
the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the 
United States. The paranoia in India con- 
cerning freedom of the press has the govern- 
ment concerned that he is a dangerous west- 
ern news journalist. The languages are a 
challenge as well as the cuisine. All the native 
specialties seem to call for huge quantities of 
chili peppers and coriander in a tantalizing 
array of textures, aromas and colors that 
tastes as varied as one McDonald's Big Mac 
after another. He is looking forward to 
working and living in another part of the 
world when he is done with this project. 

Peter Sherin writes that he and his 
family recently returned from Ecuador. 
"Every half hour of travel takes you to vol- 



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canic mountains, a desert, rural areas, cities 
and rain forests. The people are just as di- 
verse, indigenous people, the Incas and the 
Spanish, and all are very welcoming. A visit 
to the Galapagos was especially pleasant and 
you when add weather so gentle that you 
cannot conceive of a nasty day, you have par- 
adise! 

Steve Volpone informs us that he is 
four years into retirement and he has not one 
regret. In 2002 he will be marrying 
Elizabeth, his companion of six years. 
Currently, they are building their dream 
house in Hampton Falls, NH while selling 
their separate residences. Elizabeth's son just 
turned nine and watching him play baseball 
and soccer brings back memories. 

Charlie Langmaid tells us he is still liv- 
ing in Vail most of the year snowboarding in 
the winter. In the summer he travels to Maui 
and Hood River for wind surfing. His oldest 
daughter Kim was married in Vail in 
December and his younger daughter Melissa 
also lives in Vail. Life is good. 

Walter Cannon writes he is working 
too hard but is thinking about retirement. 
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In 1962, Jeff Eveleth, Ted Cook, Forbes Farmer and their dates before the 

Sunday noon cook-out 



cently and he has one grandchild. He con- 
tinues to restore and fly gliders and airplanes, 
activities which he says are good for his 
mental health. 

Lawrence Churchill and his wife 
Astrid had another busy summer. With the 
help of camper chore groups, they ordered 
and cooked over a thousand meals for more 
than 13 church and family camps. This all 
took place at the Southwest Christian 
Center, a campground in the foothills of the 
Mogollon Mountains in southwest New 
Mexico where Lawrence is the volunteer ad- 
ministrator. Astrid is enrolled in a writing 
course and Lawrence is web hosting and do- 
ing photography for a public relations publi- 
cation, Old West Country. Both are looking 
forward to more cross-country skiing, camp- 
ing and photography expeditions in beauti- 
ful New Mexico. They hope to publish to- 
gether using their combined skills in their 
chosen disciplines. 

Steve Hesse writes that PNC 
Mortgage was sold last year so he joined 
a start-up, Nexstar Financial, that provides 
mortgage products and services to financial 
services clients. With two teenagers in pri- 
vate school (Bishops) and a continuing desire 
to live in La Jolla, he cannot yet afford to re- 
tire. Reflecting on the terrorist attack of 
September 1 1 , he wishes all classmates good 
health and blesses those who have passed 
away. He invites any classmates who get to 
San Diego to give him a call at 858-456- 
5735 (office) or email him at shesse@nexs- 
tarhome.com. 

Finally, Bob Pouch says that he and 
Susan are doing well. Son, Will, and his wife 
Belinda and two children are living in 



Saratoga Springs, NY where they own and 
operate a restaurant. Daughter Catherine is 
living in Boston and works for Blue Man 
Group, a must-see production wherever it 
might be playing. He also sent me a riveting 
account of his experiences during the ter- 
rorist attack on the World Trade Center. His 
office is two blocks south of the Center. He 
writes, "It was rough and nothing, no train- 
ing or simulation imaginable in life could 
prepare us for the consequences." As 
Director, Board of Commissioners of Pilots, 
State of New York, Bob became totally in- 
volved in the rescue and relief activities fol- 
lowing the attack. He spent the day planning 
the evacuation of the people in his building, 
tending to his office secretary and helping 
treat the wounded as they came into his 
building. He was able to leave his building at 
2:00 pm, make it to the sea wall and take a 
tug across the river. He took up a post at the 
dispatch center of the Sandy Hook Pilots 
Association Station at Edgewater until 7:00 
pm when he went to rest at the home of 
friends. He was back at Edgewater Base at 
8:00 am the next day where he remained 
until 10:00 am when he transferred to the 
P/B New York, a ship moored at the sea wall 
at the entrance to the World Trade Center 
marina. Here he helped coordinate relief 
supply and water traffic. Finally, by 2pm he 
was able to depart and eventually get to 
Grand Central Station to catch a train home. 
He immediately penned his experiences of 
the last two days. "I am proud of the work of 
the state pilots team and of the many thou- 
sands of other people who have thrown 
themselves into the front lines without re- 
gard to the risks, in an effort to help their fel- 



low citizens at the World Trade Center. I am 
thankful to be alive and am thankful to be i 
citizen of this country. " If anyone wishes a 
copy of Bob's complete story, please contact 
me. Peace be with all of you. 

Walter B. Cannon writes: "Working 
too hard. The cost of living is so high in this 
area that we cannot hire replacement doc- 
tors. Continue to fly gliders and airplanes. 
Thinking seriously about retirement. Life is 
still good out here in California." 



i960 



Class of I960 

John C. Elwell 

266 High Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950-3838 

(978) 462-8749 

elwell@massed . net 

William Tuxbury just started a CEO 
assignment for troubled high tech telecom- 
munications supplier in Rhode Island. He is 
commuting weekends to the Cape. 



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Class of 1961 
Secretary needed 



Pliilip Thorneycroft Teuscher writes 
"Happy New Year to the following rascals: 
George Hartman, Steve (old soldier) 
Sawyer, Jim Hunt and John Tarbell '62. 
PTT playing polo Casa de Campo, DR. 
hunting stag and boar in Tours, France on 
horse. Now engaged also chasing "Filthy 
Lucre," another adventure to add to the col- 
lection." 

Dick Snowdon is spending about half 
time practicing law and half time in com- 
munity and volunteer activities. Daughter 
Elizabeth got her MBA from Duke in May 
and is "gainfully unemployed." Alexander 
(age 10) is in his first year at St. Alban's 
School. 

Fred Bissell writes: "I enjoy training for 
cross-country ski events in the upper 
Midwest including the Birkie. I was happy 
to hear John Tarbell's '62 voice after 
September 11. I miss the east coast so 
much — the fog rolling in the fall, playing 
tennis with Dana Steele after supper, vespers 
and Mr. Eames." 

Dick Henry writes: "I have retired as 
president of CUHZA and will be splitting 
time between Pennsylvania where Anne 
continues as Assistant Headmaster for 
Academics at the Hill School and our retreat 
in Kiawanh Island, SC. Hope to be doing 



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some consulting work out of Charleston. 
The entire family gathered for Christmas in 
Mountain View, CA where our daughter, 
Marion, is a resident in surgery at Stanford." 



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Class of 1962 

Tlwinas S. Tobcy 

59 West Portola Avenue 

Los Altos, CA 94022-1209 

(650) 941-5060 

ttobeY@stanfordahtnini.org 



45th Class Reunion 

June 14, 15, 16 2002 



RETRACTION - John Tarbell, Jr. 

writes: Now that 90% of the class is con- 
nected by email, most members know that 
the class notes that appeared in the winter 
2001- 2002 edition of The Archon on page 
41, with exception of the last paragraph con- 
tributed by Tom Tobey were fabricated by 
me. This was an intentional and successful 
strategy to elicit responses. Apologies to Tom 
and to any it offended. 

Tom Tobey says there is just a little over 
four months to go before we kick off the 
celebration for our 40th Reunion. It was a 
few decades ago when we were jockeying 



for position to be the first to turn in the cap 
and gown after going "over the wall" at the 
Mansion House. The most recent Archon 
brought many old members of the class out 
as a result of what we thought was a snafu. 
John Tarbell, feeling frustrated with a poor 
response to a plea for news, authored a col- 
umn that was, to be fair, "a stretch of the 
truth." I originally wrote a column as well 
and it became combined with John's. The re- 
sult brought many out of the woodwork for 
the first time. We anticipate a fabulous 
Reunion. 

Peter Kelly responded promptly to my 
"missing person" query in the last issue. Peter 
currently owns Lunt & Kelly's True Value 
Home Center and Kelly's Taylor Rental 
in Newburyport. Both of Peter's daughters 
operate family businesses. Peter is also a 
Director of Tru Serv, the mother 
corporation of True Value. Peter hasn't wan- 
dered too far off as he also has a home on the 
water on Plum Island. 

Many are unaware of this small piece of 
trivia, but Al "Pebble" Rock and I also 
shared membership in our class at GDA, and 
attended Colgate University together. For 
several years I have received an almost week- 
ly email account from Albert Clifford Rock, 
III, with family tidbits, jokes and occasional- 
ly irreverent stories and friendly encourage- 
ment. As I have reported before Peb still 




1962 Spanish Cub: Joseph Seldon, Echavarria, Robet MacLaughlin, Frank 

Bond, President, Mr. Clancy and Raymond Bird 



plays golf regularly, holed an ace in recent 
months and still frequently comes up with a 
sub par round, I am told. Many of you may 
not have been aware that Peb won the 
Massachusetts Junior Amateur Year in '58, 
and was hosted for dinner with Bobby Jones 
in August, 58. 

Bob MacLaughlin reports that "It's 
been a wonderfully snowy winter here in 
Searsmont, ME. We've had lots of cross- 
country skiing trips right out the back door 
and plenty of opportunities to run while the 
snow was actually falling. Experiments with 
our cold frames and Charlie Brown green- 
house have 'worked out miraculously well, 
and we're still enjoying a daily plucking of 
fresh greens at the end of January. Working at 
home allows me to run out and scrape off 
the snow whenever it's about to collapse the 
roofs, which are made of assorted abandoned 
windows held together by wishful thinking. 
Tay (Warren) Vaughan and his daughter, 
Lizzie, who five six miles away now, hosted a 
fabulous Christmas party for more than a 
hundred people, fortunately including Kit 
and me. The work Tay has done renovating 
his huge old farmhouse is stunning. We can't 
wait for him to finish the sauna!" 

For those of you who became ensnared 
in the Tarbell Tale of the last Archon, there 
was actually some truth in some of the sto- 
ries. All of the news about the accomplish- 
ments about Peter Machinist was true. 
Burke Leahey is indeed retired and enjoy- 
ing it with his most gracious wife, Barb. The 
news about Sam Wakeman, Colin Studds, 
Andy Whittemore and Steve Kasnet was 
all true. Steve keeps closest touch with GDA 
serving as Vice President on the Board of 
Trustees. 

Peter Buck is truly retired from EDSD, 
although he has gotten involved with his 
church's mission group and is headed to 
Zambia in that capacity later this month. 
Peter is also in the process of setting up a 
videography business in Northern Virginia. 
It apparently fits with his wife Lynda's pas- 
sion for photography. 

Tim McNally also checked in that 
Reunion is on his consideration list. Ken 
Pouch tells me that he has relatives in the 
area so he's a sure bet. Ben Jameson and his 
wife have offered their house for a class 
cocktail reception on Friday night. There 



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will be some more information on this in 
the near future. Watch your email. We think 
we have over 80 percent at this point. 

Stan Healy reports that "in thinking 
back, the last forty years seem to have been 
periods of great activity (Wesleyan, U.S. 
Navy, getting married, Wharton, buying 
a house, having children, etc.) interspersed 
with long periods of "not much new." Stan 
has been married for 32 years come June 
2002. He has two children, Alison (Notre 
Dame '00) who works in Chicago and 
Andrew who will graduate from Middlebury 
College this May. He writes, "After an ex- 
tended visit to Australia I re-connected with 
some people I knew back in the late 
1980's/early 1990s and joined Dogwatch, 
Inc. We design, manufacture and market RF 
technology based systems for pet contain- 
ment. We are the major competitors to 
Invisible Fence, a more familiar name in the 
industry. I thoroughly am enjoying what I 
am doing and like all aspects of the business. 
I look forward to coming to the office, 
which is something I hadn't felt in many 
years!" 

I have reported in previous Archons that 
Jim Gordon was still alive and well in living 
in Woodinville,WA. I had a recent conversa- 
tion with Jim and all is still well. He hopes to 
make it back as well. 

John Tarbell, in an attempt to apply 
salve to any open wounds, was able to reach 
a group of '62ers. He deserves a round of ap- 
plause for his efforts. He reports that 
Howard "Brad" Durfee had just complet- 
ed an MBA somewhere in Texas. No doubt 
at the top of his class. Jim Everett logged in 
as having a practice in oncology and lives in 
Scituate, MA with his family that includes 
three boys. Bob Culver, who attended the 
25th as I recall, is with Mellon Bank and liv- 
ing in Burlington, MA. Word is that Charlie 
"Chuck" Higgins has retired from the ski- 
ing circuit and lives in Washington State. 

It has been many years since I have seen 
Cy Hoover, but John reached him in Tulsa 
where he has lived for some time with three 
daughters. Slater Smith is keeping busy in 
Sherborn, MA having hung up his spikes 
with Bank Boston. Ed Kleven, one who al- 
ways kept his sense of humor in top form, is 
still in the entertainment business managing 
a number of people in the sport/communi- 
cations field. George Orcutt is still in the 
area. All I really know is that he is a veteri- 
narian. Great news! Darrell Hamric sur- 



faced from location in Texas. John T. spoke to 
Tony Pearson's wife in Hamilton, MA. To 
my recollection that is where Tony lived 
when we graduated. At least there are a few 
stable members who have seen to it to stay 
put. 

In tracking down classmates for 
Reunion, John Tarbell spoke with Gweneth 
Knight who sadly informed him that her 
husband, Richard Knight took his own life 
several years ago. She asked that we let his 
classmates know as she still gets many phone 
calls for him. 

If I have left anyone out it has not been 
for lack of trying. I ana hopeful that the ve- 
racity of these notes is an improvement, al- 
though they are perhaps not as intriguing or 
entertaining as the ones from the last issue of 
The Archon. 

In closing, I want to share a personal 
note. We have each had our own personal 
stories, experiences and travails since leaving 
the relatively safe confines of Byfield in the 
early sixties. As we anticipate returning for 
the 40th anniversary of that graduation day, 
the angst brought on by September 11 has 
now been added to our lives. We all seem to 
have had our moments to pause and reflect 
on what is truly important in our lives. 
Working with John Tarbell over recent 
months, I have been able to reacquaint my- 
self with many old friends again. With oth- 
ers, it seemed to be a matter of meeting peo- 
ple for the first time, but without the entan- 
glements of adolescence. I was reminded that 
I knew some members of the class better 
than I thought. 



1964 



1963 



Class of 1963 

Peter P. Morrin 

1288 Bassett Avenue 

Louisville, KY 40204 

(502) 456-2397 

pmorrin @speedmuseum . org 



Terry Delano has passed another mile- 
stone. He and wife, Paula, are happy to report 
that they no longer have college tuition pay- 
ments to look forward to. Son, Forest, grad- 
uated from F. T Lewis College in Colorado. 
Terry remarks, "Now comes the big gap be- 
tween the job I have and the job I want." 

Benny Mann reports that he has trad- 
ed in his GulfstreamV due to the downturn 
in the economy, but he likes his new Ford 
Escort and just got a Wal-Mart credit card 



Class of 1964 

Louis H. Higgins 

P.O. 268 

Lake Placid, NY 12946-0268 

(518) 523-9682 

lihlaw@capital.net 



The class notes were submitted through 
the cooperative efforts of Lou Higgins and 
John Mercer. 

Joe Stevens writes: "Severely tested the 
teachings of RAO by taking my kids (son 
19, daughter 15) to Paris for Christmas. He 
would have given me the usual grade — 68 or 
so. Amsterdam followed, much to the delight 
of my son." 

Lou Higgins reports: "Winter has ar- 
rived, and with it snow in plowable quanti- 
ties. Yesterday I put the plow on, which al- 
ways requires a lot of pushing and pulling 
and swearing. As they say up here, 'You want 
to get her on, talk dirty to her.'" 

Having apparently gotten the snowplow 
functioning properly, the previously indefati- 
gable Mr. Higgins suddenly turned over the 
reporting duties to me, John Mercer. For 
myself, I will report that I have recently re- 
turned from a business trip to Buenos Aires, 
a trip which was benefited tremendously 
from sage hotel advice given by our peri- 
patetic classmate Ken Hoadley. After the 
business engagement, I went south to 
Patagonia, specifically to El Calafate for the 
glaciers, then to El Chalten for the hiking. In 
fact, on arriving in El Calafate, I thought, 
"No one I know knows where this place is." 
Somehow the thought was comforting. 

After years of amateur sleuthing, the 
dogged Mr. Higgins tracked down our class- 
mate Andres Echavarria, who reported the 
following: "I am terribly sorry to have been 
so uncommunicative for so many years. So 
many things have happened since I left 
Governor Dummer that it is hard to define 
where to begin; I will try to resume the best 
I can. After graduating from the University 
of Pennsylvania in 1968 I went to study po- 
litical science in Paris at the Institut des 
Sciences Politiques. In 1972 I moved back to 
Colombia to work in the family business, 
Corona, which manufactures sanitary ware, 
tiles, dinnerware and faucets and is one of 
the leading industrial groups in Colombia. 
For the past twenty years I have been a 
member of the Board. I am also very active 
in the Corona Charitable Foundation, which 
promotes the advancement of education in 



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my country, and in a think tank that address- 
es the problems of corruption in Colombia. 
Fifteen years ago, I married Diana Barco, the 
daughter of President Virgilio Barco. We have 
two children, Antonio (13) and Lucia (11). 
We had to leave Colombia for security rea- 
sons in 1989 and moved to France where we 
lived until 1997. Since then we have been 
living in Colombia again. 

Life in Colombia is very difficult and 
the situation is not improving. The principal 
problem is that drug production has invaded 
Colombia in all aspects and to be very frank, 
I do not see the situation changing in the 
near future as drug demand is strong in both 
Europe and the U.S. Until the early 90s 
the production and commercialization of 
drugs was dominated by the Medellin and 
Cali cartels; once these were broken-up the 
guerrilla groups took over the production 
and the Mexicans took over the distribution. 
Since then the FARC, as they are called, 
have had a strong and steady cash flow, 
which they have used to strengthen their 
military capabilities. To this situation one has 
to add a weak, incompetent and corrupt 
government. Our think tank, Transparencia 
por Colombia, is working with both the 
public and private sectors to tackle corrup- 
tion. With the private sector, the supply side 
of the equation, we are developing and en- 
couraging the adoption of a code of ethics 
by all the major national companies. In the 
public sector we are promoting "Pacts for 
Integrity" which set the rules for the major 
infrastructure projects of the government; 
this is where big corruption occurs. As you 
can imagine, this is a difficult task which we 
believe is worth the effort." 

Andres reports that his son is now at 
Rugby in England, and that he and Diana 
are likely to be in New England this spring 
looking at boarding schools for Lucia. Such 
an event deserves a reunion, so stay tuned. 

At a fall telethon, I spoke to many class- 
mates and received an earful of mini-reports. 

Bob Farnum says that not much is new, 
but in the next breath says he's hoping to be 
part of the Bermuda race again this spring. 
Again? 

Bruce Fraser reports a sighting of the 
very elusive Bob Segal, who, Bruce says, 
arranges large mergers and acquisitions relat- 
ed to natural resources. Bruce also reports 



finding about 400 slides of his GDA years 
and being reminded of many things, not least 
of which was fly-fishing competitions under 
the coaching of Ed Dunning. Bruce is still 
centering a line in a hockey league and is still 
twice the combined age of his wingers. 

Tom Gregg, director of North 
American sales for a cable television firm, 
lives in Williamsburg, VA, where he some- 
times sees former GDA teacher John Ogden, 
who also lives in the area. 

John O'Dea described another near- 
bionic triumph, this time cataract surgery, 
which in three hours took him from almost 
blind in one eye to near-perfect vision. Add 
this to his previous report of a heart-valve 
replacement. But enough of this story-telling 
from John. Who could ever imagine him 
other than whole-hearted and perfectly fo- 
cused? 

Ken Hoadley is still employed, teach- 
ing courses in international business at the 
business school at University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has done a good 
deal of work in Argentina, which he calls a 
good live example of certain business princi- 
ples, though he failed to mention which 
principles. He credits most of his employ- 
ment trajectory to Buster Navins, who bare- 
ly passed him in Latin I and persuasively sug- 
gested that Ken take Spanish instead. 

Chris Olney reports that he was 
booked on Flight 11, on September 11, but 
had his meeting canceled at the last minute. 
Don't you hate those last-minute cancella- 
tions? 

And of Jeff Karelis, I can say that he 
was wonderfully affable on the phone for a 
man with such a bad cold. 

Fans of Heb Evans should check out 
this URL: http:/www.ottertooth.com/kee- 
waydin_way_files/Fame/heb_evans/heb_ev 
ans.htm 



smuggled out of Israel, is now a more 
knowledgeable baseball fan than I. Son Gil is 
nearly 14 and when he beat me at arm 
wrestling I got mad. I've lost 40 pounds and 
buffed up. I am still working for ABC News 
and enjoying being a journalist." 



65 



Class of 1965 

Kenneth A. Linberg 

611 5 A Pasado Road 

Isla Vista, CA 93111-4901 

(805) 685-1868 

linbcrg@lifesci. Iscf.ucsb. edit 



Peter Imber writes: "Still living and 
working in Los Angeles. After 22 years I 
think we're Californians. Wife Mira, who I 



I966 



Class of 1966 

Michael J. Little 

82A Summer Street 

Waterville, ME 04901 

(201) 859-9925 

mlittle@mint.net 



There hasn't been a lot of response from 
you guys out there! 

Jeff Weber dropped me a line to say 
that he was sorry to have missed Reunion. 
He also reports that he is back in NYC 
and recently divorced. His son, Ben is a sen- 
ior at Middlebury, and daughter, Emily is a 
freshman at Colby. Colby? Hey that's that 
school on the other side of town from where 
I live! Which brings up an idea — why don't 
we share the schools that our kids are at- 
tending? We might be able to connect to old 
classmates when we are visiting the kinder. 
Jeff started us off above, and I'll continue— my 
daughter Kate is a senior at Marlboro 
College (Marlboro, VT). Where are yours? 

Ted Caldwell sent an email about en- 
vironmental issues rather than GDA, but 
good to hear from him. 



Class of 1961 

Bennett H. Beach 

1201 Denton Road 

Bethesda, MD 20814-2335 

(301) 951-9643 
benjoeach @tws. org 



35th Class Reunion 

June 14, 15, 16 2002 



Every time we think our class is done 
creating the next generation, along comes 
news of another birth. In March 2001, 
Harper Follansbee became the proud par- 
ent of Harper C. Most of the time, the elder 
Harper is dealing with middle schoolers, as 
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coach at Kingwood-Oxford. 

Bill Dougherty's family is growing 
too, via marriage. In 2001, two of his four 
children walked the aisle, and his third child, 
Alyson, will follow their lead in July Bill is 
an investment manager with JP Morgan 
Chase in Rochester (hatchee@aol.com). 

Last summer, for the first time after 
Hong Kong changed hands, Wil Poon 
(wil@eartlink.net) took his family back to 
his childhood haunts. He didn't notice 
any dramatic changes stemming from the 
governmental shift. Wil, who operates a 
printing business in Glendale, CA, hopes to 
return to Asia this summer. 

Rem Clark and family were in motion 
too, making a January ski trip to Utah to 
check out the pre-Olympic conditions. Now 
that it's baseball season, Rem is welcoming 
patrons at Cask and Flagon cheek-by-jowl 
with Fenway Park. His two daughters are in 
Florida while his youngest, Tyler, is in high 
school and plays guitar and sings in a band 
called Funboxx. 

Don Gay (t3179@ameritech.net) is still 
singing with the Rackham Symphony Choir 
and performed in "Amahl and the Night 
Visitors" last Christmas at the Detroit Music 
Hall. 

Hungry? Head on down to Roy's East 
High Diner in Lexington, KY and ask for an 
order of Govie-style cinnamon toast. Roy 
Myers (lexor@earthlink.net) has sold his in- 
terest in his first three restaurants and opened 
this one last fall. But he still manages a daily 
game of tennis and is headed for Byfield in 
June. 



Sons of Alumni 1966/67 

Chuck Davis (cdavis @mmcap tial.com) 
is believed to be the second member of the 
class (after Robert Bass) to appear in a Wall 
Street Journal line drawing. His mug turned 
up November 15 in a front-page story on 
September 11 and the insurance industry. 

Win Burt spent much of the winter in 
"a funky little town" named Patagonia in 
southern Arizona, where he did a lot of hik- 
ing, some running and soaked up the atmos- 
phere. 

Dick Boucher didn't 
touch a snow shovel last 
winter either. He has moved 
from Pennsylvania to Fort 
Myers, FL. Dick, who enjoys 
fishing, gets up to Maine 
most summers and stops in at 
the nation's oldest boarding 
school. 

Students are notorious 
for messing with substitute 
teachers. Chances are there's 
not too much of that in 
Boonton Township, NJ, 
when Ross Magrane's 
holding court. He still re- 
members when Mr. Ogden 
gave the Ross Magrane 
Memorial Art Test (all nudes). 

Rick Jensen is looking for the best 
new ways to manage ranchland in Bristow, 
OK. In his idle moments, Rick sometimes 
wonders if his freshman roommate at 
Gettysburg, Phil Finn, remembers when 
their extracurricular activities led to a ceiling 
collapse. 



A little farther southwest, University of 
Texas professor Ted Dix is studying video- 
tapes of depressed mothers to determine the 
impact on their childrearing. Ted's daughter 
Emily, 13, is wild about horses. 

Talk about wild, deep in the heart of 
Texas — that reportedly described the scene 
at Champs Sports Bar in Houston a few 
months back when old rocker Reid Pugh 
(rpugh@vimasco.com) was on the stage. 
He's got all kinds of gigs. Reid's also started 
a side business, selling stainless steel and alu- 
minum banding products. 

Phil Congdon (phil.congdon@eds.com) 
remains an avid mountain climber. He's 
scaled all the 14,000-foot peaks in Colorado. 
He's reached the highest points in Maine and 
New Hampshire, and wants to do the other 
four New England states. Reunion might 
give him a chance to up his count. 

Seattle's Stark Beatty (edwinbeatty 
@qwest.net) built a kayak and then tried it 
out in the northwest, Canada, Hawaii and 
Mexico. For a change of pace, he rode his 
motorcycle 4,000 miles through six western 
states. 

Golf remains hobby #1 for Jeff Harris 
(jharris@drc.com), "but it seems the more I 
play the worse I score." He joined his grand- 
children for an April trip to Disneyland. 




Ray Huard '67 and sons Spencer and Jonathan enjoy 
Ray's 30th Reunion at Princeton 



"Grandparenting is a whole new realm," 
says Jay Ryder (fjryder@hotmail.com), who 
has a ball with his two grandsons and also 
enjoys his real estate management business. 
He has 18 properties in Marion. Jay saw 
GDA drub Tabor in the football title game. 

Seattle's economy may be ailing, but it 
hasn't nailed house inspector Hugh Munro 



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class notes 



(lhmunro@prodigy.net), who says he's work- 
ing too much to have time for fun. 

It looks like Andy Creed's daughter 
Hannah is not only a talented catcher but 
also a national-caliber archer. A high school 
senior, Hannah took up the sport last year 
and finished 12th in the 16-18 age group in 
the 2001 indoor nationals (compound bow). 
No news yet on the 2002 results. For the lat- 
est, email Andy at (toolbox@adelphia.net). 

The captain of next fall's cross-country 
team at Amherst is Tom Taylor's son Carson 
(TGTaylorSW@aol.com). 

Dave Marsh (dmarsh@savechildren.org), 
who recently wrote a grant for 
two districts in Vietnam's DMZ, is cutting 
back to two-thirds time at Save 
the Children. Charles Spencer "Cap" 
Purinton (jkpure@rcn.com) continues to 
rack up the years at the Portsmouth Naval 
Shipyard. 

Stanley Greenberg (sfgg@maine.rr.com) 
reports that his daughter Forest, a junior at 
Brandeis, spent the semester in London 
studying Shakespeare. 



1968 



1969 



Class of 1968 

Daniel C Look 

3287 Whitfield Drive 

Marietta, GA 30062-1285 

(770) 977-3135 

dcl@adm-resources.com 



Class of 1969 

Jeffrey L. Gordon 

P.O. Box 669 

39 Mill Street 

Newport, RI 02840-0669 

(401) 849-5893 

jgordon@slocumgordon.com 



I had a note from Billy Clyde who is 
teaching special education and coaching 
high school soccer in Wooster, OH. He has 
three children. He is in touch with Doug 
MacDonald and Jack Connelly who send 
their best wishes to the class. 

Jon Nelson writes that he is pursuing 
his master's of fine arts degree at the 
Savannah College of Art. With only a thesis 
yet to write, he expects to be completed ear- 
ly this year. He and his wife, Peggy Duncan, 
own an art gallery called Crossroads Fine Art 



in Savannah. 

Albert Nelthrop is a defense attorney 
in Allentown, PA. He and his wife have a 
four-year old boy. Albie notes that he 
stopped playing rugby a while back. He of- 
ten thinks fondly of his days at GDA. 

Sheldon Sacks sent me an email with 
"greetings from Syracuse, NY, home of the 
SU Orangemen and 150 inches of snow 
each winter." Shel and his wife, Andrea, were 
back in the area last summer as their two 
daughters, Samantha (15) and Rachel (12), 
were in summer camp near Sebago Lake in 
Maine. Shel has been busy helping coach his 
ten-year old son, Dylan, in his youth tackle 
football team. He says that he found himself 
using some of the drills that coach Anderson 
and Evans used for his team. He asks, 
"Where are the guys that were on our 
undefeated football team? Murph, Strider, 
Coughlin?" (Write in guys!) Always the ath- 
lete, Shel tore his ACL playing a pickup 
game of basketball. He now realizes that he 
is 51, and not 15 anymore. As always, he of- 
fers everyone in the class a free cleaning in 
his dentist chair when passing through the 
Syracuse area, (teeth or dentures!) 

I also received an email from Greg 
Wellman who is living in the Dallas-Fort 
Worth area, working as a Project 
Manager/ Application Consultant for a busi- 
ness software company, ERP Systems. He 
and his wife, Melissa, have three children: 
Greg Jr. (23) who graduated from Clemson 
University, and Jessica and Lindsay (20- 
twins) who are juniors at Clemson. Greg Jr. 
is a chemical engineer. Jessica is majoring in 
Chemistry and Lindsay in Biology. 

Great to hear from those of you who 
wrote in. Keep those cards coming. 



1970 



Class or 1970 

J. Randall Whitney, III 

77 Coolidge Road 

Concord, MA 01742 

(978) 369-0914 

jrwhitney@bic.net 



Henry Eaton writes that daughter, 
Brooke '03, "continues to distinguish her- 
self in the classroom and on the athletic 
field." Brooke plays varsity volleyball and 
hopes that her team can repeat a New 
England Championship. As a Christmas pres- 



ent, she gave Henry /Dad a book on writing 
short stories by none other than John 
Ogden. One of Henry's masterpieces was in- 
cluded! Stephen Ogden, John's son, now a 
teacher at GDA, is also Brooke's dorm par- 
ent. Small world, indeed. 

Look for Jeb Bradley in September in 
New Hampshire. He's running for an open 
seat in Congress for the First Congressional 
District. 

Chris Morse has written that he is 
"fishing in Maine." Good luck, Chris. Next 
note, tell us all what you have been catching! 

Randy Whitney is back at the 
Academy for another four years, as son Alex 
'05 begins life as a freshman. 

Jack Cutler was recently visited by Jeff 
Brown and his wife, Patti. Jeff and Patti had 
dropped daughter, Molly, off at NYU. And, 
you guessed it, Jack and Jeff began planning 
their next hiking trip — the Long Trail in 
Vermont. 

Terry Nolan writes that he and wife, 
Ruby, are planning a visit to Asia this July af- 
ter which Terry will pick up on his graduate 
studies again. Sons Je and Le are planning 
their futures as well. Le is working fulltime 
and taking graduate classes. Je will complete 
his bachelor of science soon. He will then 
move on to Navy OCS in June. 



1971 



Class of 1971 

Stephen J. Connelly 

119 Madison Avenue 

Clifton, NJ 07011-2705 

(973) 773-3929 

sconnel3@csc.com 

Mario Rivera, Jr. 

12264 N.W 32nd MNR 

Sunrise, FL 33323-3004 

riveraj@aol.com 



Justin Doyle writes: "Mario, nice to see 
your name. I am working in Singapore for 
a financial services company while my fami- 
ly fives in Bangkok. Makes for a hell of a 
commute, which I do twice a week. You 
can reach me by email at doylejustin@hot- 



More Photographs! 

Send in your photographs and class notes by 
November 15 tojmercer@gda.org. 



40 TheArchon — Spring 2002 




mail.com." 

Ted Northrup writes: "Hello Steve, it 
has been awhile. Give me a call some day. I 
have three daughters. They look like their 
mother, thank God! Christina is a junior at 
Quinnipiac University. Kimberly is a fresh- 
man at Loyola, MD. Ashley is a junior in 
high school." 

Peter Alfond writes that he is in transi- 
tion. He has left his position as Managing 
Director for Dexter Shoes in Puerto Rico 
and the Dominican Republic. He is enjoying 
his four children. Rebekah (his eldest daugh- 
ter) is graduating from Brown University in 
the spring. Kyle is looking at universities, 
Sarah is in prep school in California and 



olin, baseball and soccer. Mark wishes that he 
could have been at Reunion this year; how- 
ever, he was traveling on business. Mark 
sends his warmest regards to the Class of 
1971. 

Mike Wellman is the Chief Talent 
Officer for Comstellar Technologies, a com- 
munications technologies firm in Florham 
Park, NJ. Mike writes that he was in New 
York City at the time of the September 1 1 
tragedy; however, he made it through just 
fine. Mike lets us know that he lives near 
Jack Stanyon. On the home front, he and 
Lynn are being kept busy with Mike Jr. (15), 
Ben (12) and Zach (seven). Mike Jr. is a 
novice driver, Ben is an aspiring pilot and 




Deborah is a soccer star in Oregon. Anyone 
interested in looking Peter up can call him at 
either 207-828-7999 (Maine) or in Puerto 
Rico at 787-278-0676. 

Andrew Nelson writes that it was fun 
to see some old friends at Reunion. He was 
with Peter Alfond recently, and he played 
golf with Ellis Withington this past sum- 
mer. 

Mark Fraser writes that he lives in 
Larchmont, NY with his wife (Gracen) and 
his two children, Nick (nine) and Emily 
(eight). Mark works in New York City as the 
publisher of Home Textiles Today, a weekly 
trade journal that covers home fashions for 
retailers. His son, Nick, enjoys playing the vi- 



Jim Pierce '72 and Peter Franklin '72 

Zach is a pro at "running his mother 
ragged." Mike writes, "GDA holds a favorite 
place in my heart and head. The memories 
and friendships still resonate at various mo- 
ments." 

Russell Ethridge reminds us that 
someone said, "Life is what is happening 
when you're making plans." Russ says that 
life is moving briskly for him. He is still the 
part-time judge in Gross Pointe, MI and he 
is practicing law. His "wonderful wife," Dr. 
Debbie Wright is still catching babies. Will 
(14), Meryl (11), and Madison (eight) are 
into the usual stuff. . .sailing, soccer and 
hockey. All the best to '71. 

Jonathan Roof is the Vice President of 




Washington Federal Savings. He has a 
20-year old daughter at Arizona State 
University. Jonathan has been living in 
Tucson, AZ for 26 years. 

Mario Rivera has been in contact with 
Joe LaPaglia who is doing well. Mario lives 
with his wife Frances in Sunrise, FL. They 
live with their two children Kristoffer (15) 
and Krystle (12) who are both attending pri- 
vate school in Deerfield Beach, FL.The fam- 
ily expects to be driving to New York State 
over the Christmas and New Years time- 
frame. Mario writes, "I regret that I could 
not make our 30th Reunion. I had looked 
forward to that gathering for many years; 
however, business commitments had me 
traveling at that same time." Let's stay in 
touch for the next round of The Archon. 
Have a great 2002! 



Class of 1972 

Geoffrey A. Durham 

504 Roosevelt Drive 

Libertyville, IL 60048-3120 

(847) 549-8407 

gdurham @allstate. com 



30th Class Reunion 

June 14, 15, 16 2002 



Robert Little writes: "I just completed 
20 years working at Los Alamos National 
Laboratory. Diana and I have four daughters: 
Kimberly (21), Meghan (15), Brittany (14) 
and Hannah (10). 

Ben Pearson reports his family is great. 
His oldest daughter is soon taking her test 
for her driver's license. Yikes! They are pa- 
tiently waiting for some snow so they can 
start skiing. At LL Bean the record breaking 
warmth in the Northeast over Thanksgiving 
and early December has been Grinch-like in 
its effect. He sends his best to all his class- 
mates, and he plans to be in Byfield for 
Reunion. It is hard to believe it is number 
30! He can be reached at BPEARSON@ll- 
bean.com 

Chris Swenson is looking forward to 
doing a little something at the new perform- 
ing arts center in Seattle. He can be reached 
at www.humanjazz.com. 

Charlie Bouchard was recently ap- 
pointed the John P. Mulcahy Professor of 
Ophthalmology at Loyola University 



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class notes 



Medical Center where he has been practic- 
ing since 1990. This is a great honor for 
Charlie. Congratulations! 

Geoff Durham reports, "Work at 
Allstate has been very busy lately. Our eighth 
grade daughter, Andrea, still fills most of our 
free time. My wife, Jana, spends the rest of 
her free time donating it as the registrar for 
the local Girl Scout council, cookie coordi- 
nator and troop leader. I spend my free time 
doing prairie restoration in the local forest 
preserves. Remember the 30th Reunion is 
this June." 

Keep those cards, letters and emails 
coming! 



74 



Class of 1973 

Edward C.Yourw 

15602 X. 13th Avenue 

Phoenix, AZ 85023 
(602) 504-0651 



eyoung{0allsaints.org 

To my good friends in the class of 1973, 
here's the news of the day: 

George Brock writes that while he is 
not a better poet than Shakespeare he still 
continues to write. News from his friends or 
a visit when you are out in the Midwest 
would be welcomed. 

Craig Laub writes that Cora Laub was 
born on February 9, 2001 and she is a very 
healthy and happy little one-year-old. Lydia, 
now three, enjoys pre-school three mornings 
a week. Oh, the joys of parenting. 

Michael McDowell (aka Lancelot) is 
busy with his construction company reno- 
vating a 12-unit apartment building. He's 
also a captain in the Alameda County Fire 
department and an active community volun- 
teer. Mike lives in Berkeley with his wife and 
seven-year-old daughter. Mike also has an 
older daughter at UCLA. 

Dave Metcalf is doing well and writes 
that his oldest is a freshman at Mary 
Washington and his youngest with second 
wife Toni is 16-months-old. Jack. Dave is in 
the transportation business, planning and de- 
sign of transportation infrastructures. Dave 
was actually in the transportation business 
way back when. 

I remember a very generous Dave driv- 
ing from Mclean, VA to my Washington, DC 
home to pick up a trunk of mine. He and his 



dad delivered it safely to GDA for me. 

Bill O'Leary sends an open invitation 
for all to come to San Francisco and visit the 
O'Leary clan. Sounds good to me. Thanks 
Buck! 

Chris Steinway writes that he now 
hails from Highland Park, TX. Life is good 
with wife Sue Winemiller and children 
Nathan (six) and Natalie (four). Natalie was 
adopted from Guandong Province, China 
three years ago. Chris and I spent some time 
together when I lived in Dallas and taught at 
St. Mark's. It seems now he has the idea to 
send those young ones to the St. Mark's 
summer camp, the best camp in the land. I 
might add. Chris is a data architect now with 
First American Real Estate Tax Services, Inc. 
He didn't offer, but we all ought to look him 
up when we are in sunny Dallas. Chris, good 
to hear from you. 

Well folks, the Youngs continue to 
push on and enjoy our days on this earth. We 
look forward to Kristina's graduation this 
spring as a member of the 239th graduating 
class from the venerable Academy of our 
youth. We were the 210th graduating class in 
case you have forgotten. Eddie is having a 
bang up year at Pomona and doing well. 
Aaliyah is losing teeth and taking admissions 
tests for kindergarten. Could life be any 
sweeter? I don't think so. Keep writing and 
be safe, my friends. Until we meet again. . . 

^^> Class of 1974 

£ ^^m Pamela J. M. Toner 

223 Riverside Drive 

Fairfield, CT 06430-6930 

(203) 254-2371 

pam.toner@ixpartners.com 

Mark Kolb received my note on 
September 11th, also his daughter's seventh 
birthday Everything was fine. Mark is still a 
Captain for DC-lOs for Northwest mostly 
on international routes. Mark writes, "For 
those interested in the airline industry, things 
are getting back to normal. Since I fly most- 
ly Europe, no real changes. Europe has 
had the terrorism threat a lot longer than 
we have. Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris still 
have lots of people with automatic weapons 
and lots of security. I am not afraid!!"' 

Kim Potter Navarre is still in Montreal 
working as a marketing consultant. She is 



asking that everyone plant a memorial tree 
for the terrorist victims. "The memorial tree 
is an idea of yours truly. I have memories of 
tree ceremonies for Anne-Marie at GDA 
(which I could not attend as it was too 
painful). I am trying to get all schools to par- 
ticipate so if you know any one in a high po- 
sition at a school please mention the idea' to 
that person." 

Steve Bottomley writes: "In December 
of 2001, I purchased Frariklin Greens Golf 
Club in Franklin, NH. It's a picturesque lit- 
tle course with a great clubhouse. I will re- 
main as General Manager at Breakfast Hill 
Golf Club in Greenland, NH for another 
year and get out of the day-to-day manage- 
ment and, with my partner, run Franklin 
Greens and look for other opportunities." 

Jon Woodman's wife, Carla. took mat- 
ters into her own hands and updates us on 
Jon's activities. Carla writes for Jon, "My life 
is grand. I shoe horses and farm. I play with 
big toys now — tractors, front-end loaders 
and bulldozers. My wife and I are actively 
competing horses and winning at times! I 
had a great moment in my history in July 
2001 — I was on a tiger cruise on the USS 
WASP — now they have toys." 

Nathaniel Bow ditch writes, "I am still 
living in Maine and working for state gov- 
ernment. I have been with the state now for 
nearly 18 years and most of those with the 
Tourism Office. My wife Lynn and I have no 
children so we travel a great deal, mostly 
Europe with a particular passion for garden- 
ing and culinary interests. We own a 200- 
year-old brick cape in a small community' 
alons; the Kennebec River. Richmond and 
have been working on fixing it up both in- 
side and out, a long-term project. I haven't 
seen too many Dummerites since I left, ex- 
cept for when I saw Tom Palmer way back. 
Tom is manager of the Black Bear Inn in 
Orono, ME and recognized my GDA 225 
year key chain tag. So there is the short of it, 
hope all is well. Best Regards, Nat." 



More Photographs! 

Send in your photographs and class notes 
by November 15 tojmercer@gda.org. 



42 TheArchon — Spring 2< H 12 




Summer birthday party for Mrs. O'Leary in 2001 on Cape Cod. From left to right, her 
children, Michael 70, Richard 75, Kathryn '81, John '69 and Bill 72. 



1975 



Class of 1975 

David J. Bolunan 

551 Pinellas Bayway South 

Unit 112 

St. Petersburg, FL 33715 

(727) 866-2793 

dvbohman@aol.com 



Ben Young writes: "Still living in 
Kennebunk, ME. I would like to hear from 
any dubbahs in the area or otherwise! 
You guys are getting old! Kyoung2@adel- 
phia.com." 

Stephanie Eames Farrar writes: "I 
thought I would respond to your note. My 
Dad, Mr. Eugene Eames, teacher 1970-1976, 
passed away December 6, 2001. His obituary 
ran in the Newburyport News on December 
10. On a happier note, I am alive and well 
and living in the Dallas area. My husband, 
Craig, is a Burger King franchisee/partner. 
He has 12 stores all together. I am his ad- 
ministrative assistant and all around office 
staff. It's not the best job I've ever had, but it's 
certainly the most convenient. The office is 
in our home. I like Texas; after 12 years in 
Arizona I had had enough. We bought an 
historic house in McKinneyTX and are re- 
ally enjoying the empty nest. Our daughter 
Carey is a freshman at ASU. I am glad to see 
GDA is celebrating the "Year of the 
Woman." It's been 30 years, so I think it's a 



little overdue. I remember being one of the 
first class and I am sure that experience alone 
helped to shape me as a person and a 
woman. I do remember that Mrs. Abusamra 
was a welcome ally on the male dominated 
campus. We did "modern dance" class with 
her in the basement of the library. As I recall 
she had to fight the establishment to get us 
that class. It didn't involve a stick or ball so 
they didn't know what to make of it. Thanks 
Mrs. Abu. I wish I could attend some of the 
programs planned but my schedule is too 
full. Best wishes to everyone." 



1976 



Class of 1976 

Carol Ann Goldberg- Ay din 

301 East 94th Street, 24B 

New York, NY 10128-4722 

(212) 410-1781 

caaydin@aol.com 



Hi classmates! Hope your winter is 
treating you well and that you and your fam- 
ily are wonderful. I heard from a few class- 
mates. 

Andy Skaff wrote a nice note saying 
that not much is different in his life, as he is 
m the screen-printing business with his 
brother Bill 74. Andy is the proud papa of 
a daughter who is six and a son who is three. 
Andy and his family live in Newburyport. 
(See you at home soon, Andy!) 



Cathy Rooney writes that she has 
switched careers from special events and 
trade shows to garden design and mainte- 
nance. She says it's challenging to run a busi- 
ness that has doubled in size for the last three- 
years! (Wow, congrats, Cathy!) 

Yvonne Grunebaum writes, "Hi 
Carol. I'm leading a full and varied life in 
New England! Monday through Friday I am 
an exhibitions manager for a medical associ- 
ation management firm in Manchester, MA, 
managing 15 exhibitions annually and then, 
because I just love to work, I drive up to 
Twin Mountain, NH and help my significant 
other manage Shakespeare's Inn which the 
bank purchased for us about one year ago. 
We're located between Bretton Woods and 
Cannon and open almost year round. Come 
visit! www.shakespearesinn.com. Best 
Regards, Yvonne." ( So nice to hear from 
you, Yvonne. Good luck with the Inn!) 

Here is news that is six to 12 months 
old. Sorry, but this pile disappeared in my 
desk, and I finally found it!! With all grand 
apologizes to those who took the time to 
write to me, here is your news. . . 

Steve French wrote in October 2001. 
"Not much is new. I am just getting older! 
Still doing the lumber thing and enjoying 
our house in North Andover, MA. One child 
is at Brooks and one is at Proctor Academy. 
The youngest is my last hope for a GDA kid. 
In our free time, Deb and I play tennis, pad- 
dle tennis and we go downhill skiing. I also 
am enjoying fly-fishing a lot recently and I 

continue to tinker with my ever-increasing 
fleet of old cars and boats. Life is good!" (I 
looked up in an old note from you that you 
were restoring a '66 Austin Healy 3000, 
which you said makes you feel 19 years old 
again, when you are driving it. Uigur and I 
would like a ride in that fountain of youth, 
please!) "All our best to you, Steve and Deb." 
Perry Smith wrote in January 2001. 
"Hope all is well. We have had a great year 
(2000) and enjoy my new work at Baystate 
Financial, which began March 1, 2001. As a 
tax lawyer who teaches estate/gift tax at 
Boston University part time, the Republican 
promise to repeal this tax is daunting. An in- 
teresting year ahead!" Perry is one of two at- 
torneys and ten other supporting specialists 
providing technical expertise to about 80 fi- 
nancial service associates, providing personal 
retirement, education, asset management and 
risk protection, as well as business succession, 



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fringe benefit and retirement/pension plans 
analysis. "We also purchased a condo on 
Newfound Lake in New Hampshire where 
Eva and I can spend weekends. (Thanks for 
all your hard work for our 25th Reunion last 
spring.)" 

Peter Lee wrote in January 2001 that 
he was 42 at the rime (now 43), and has two 
sons Spence (11 ...now 12) and Travis (then 
five, now six). He and his wife Lynn have 
been together for over 20 years. He is a sole 
practitioner in Yarmouth. ME for the past 10 
years. He has earnest ongoing attempts to 
write short fiction. He surfs for recreation. 
He adds. "Everyone is in good health and 
God bless." (Knock on wood, Peter. Nice to 
hear from you!) 

Sara Davidson wrote in January 2001 
"I sold my business after 15 years! Looking at 
two new start ups. Spent fall traveling. Happy 
New Year." (Sara, it was great to see you at 
Reunion. We like your idea about celebrat- 
ing our 30th a year early in the year 2006 so 
we can return to campus with the class of 
1975 ... we are working on this!) 

Fred Gemmer wrote in January 2001, 
"What has happened in 25 years? I can re- 
member the first 10 years after graduation. 
But as soon as there were two children, and 
thereafter. Eve lost all reality! Fritz, the only 
son. will be five by the time we have our 
25th Reunion. The girls. Cary, Annie and 
Louisa, will be 16. 13 and 10. respectively. 
Need I say more?" (My best to Connie, Fred. 
So nice to hear from you and I hope to see 
you all soon!) 

At the rime Eric O'Brien wrote to me 
in January 2001, he was looking forward to 
our 25th. He is still enjoying lite in 
Southern, NH. He was looking forward to 
the holiday party with Frenchy, Caldy, 
Higg, Balfi and Phipp '77. "It is always 
fun," he said, "to see the GDA group." He is 
still working too hard, "but isn't everyone?" 
he asks (Oh yes, it's true. Nice to hear from 
you. OB.) 

Hayward "Tom Adams" wrote in 
January 2001 that he is working for Boston 
University. He ran the "Reach the Beach 
Relay," a 200-mile run from Bretton Woods. 
NH, to Hampton Beach. He writes that 
their two children are now 16 and 17 and are 
enjoying Phillips Exeter Academy. (That was 
some run, Tom. All our best to you too!) 




Girls Lacrosse Players Sara Barry "77 and 
Virginia Sutton Hurdley '77 

Now tor my news. I had lunch with 
Nina Chiara McElroy a few weeks ago and 
we caught up on our GDA and Trinity news. 
We mulled over our parallel lives in New 
York Cits* and what it is like to raise children 
in this crazy place. We both agreed that mov- 
ing back to New England is still enticing! 

As for me, my daughter Beck}' just 
turned six years old this week. She is loving 
kindergarten at PS 183 on East 66th Street 
in Manhattan. My husband Uigur is working 
on some interesting projects, including a 
joint venture on a hotel in Harlem across 
from Bill Clinton's office. My boss and one 
of our dear friends decided to become part- 
ners in a fund-to-fund hedge fund business, 
and I've been folded into the business as 
well. I'm learning a lot, and working too 
hard. The good news is I no longer have to 



commute to Midtown, as the new office is 
on the Upper East Side, only a seven minute 
cab ride from our apartment. Things have 
calmed down in the city, but there are daily 
reminders of business colleagues lost in the 
World Trade Center attack and those who 
had narrow escapes. We all do what we can, 
in our little ways, to help life move onward' 
and upward. 

All my best to the rest of our class. 
Please do keep in touch. Love, Carol Ann 
Goldberg- Aydin. 



1977 



Class of 1911 

Carolyn L. Xissi 

2121 Reese Avenue, #1 

Evanston, IL 60201 

(841) 869-0117 
jnissi2@aol.com 



25th Class Reunion 

June 14, 15, 16 2002 



Reunion is only four months away and 
only three of you wrote in... what's wrong 
with this picture?? Anyway, I hope that this 
means that you are all too busy planning 
your trip to Byfield June 14-16! TWENTY- 
FIVE YEARS!!! 

Corky Vickers sent his annual yuletide 
greeting (two pages... was he always so ver- 
bose?). Late last summer Corky knew that 
his position at SGI was being terminated, so 
he and the family took another vacation 
(third that year!). As of this writing, we are 
not sure what he is up to (work-wise)... ex- 
cept that Kris s (his wife) business is running 
seamlessly and he must be taking it easy 
while she brings in the bacon. Their son, 
Breton, is contemplating work, but is still a 
bit young and would prefer a job with 
Thomas the Train Engine. Corky will try to 
be at the 25th.... Go for it! Corky s address is: 
1027 3rd Street. Oakland, CA 94607. email: 
corkyvickers@yahoo.com. Thanks, Corky, 
for your letter. I truly enjoyed reading it. 

Beth Kannan mailed me her postcard 
and isn't sure if she had already reported that 
she, her husband and two kids, Jack (six) and 
Elizabeth (two), have moved to Chew 
Chase, MD where her husband took a job 



44 TheArchon** Spring 2002 



with The Aspen Institute. Beth is still doing 
interior design work. We hope to see you at 
Reunion, Beth! It's been too long. 

Virginia "Ginny" Sutton Hundley 
wrote, "We THOUGHT our family was 
complete, however, Tyler (II) and Sam 
(eight) have a new baby brother Wesley 
Sutton Hundley, born December 28, 2001. 
Back to part-time coaching and, believe it or 
not, I am sort of enjoying being at home! 
Hope to make it to Byfield in June." Well, 
Ginny, you might just win the most recent 
baby award!!! 

Joey Pietrafesa writes that he's looking 
forward to the 25th and hopes to have his 
whole crew with him, Cathy, Catherine (15), 
Mia (13), Christina (11) and Joseph Jr. (9). 

We (Carrie, Joseph and the kids) are still 
in Evanston, IL, where we are finally settling 
in and feeling like it may be home. Of 
course, now Joseph is job hunting, and that 
could land us anywhere! The only big news 
here in the mid-west is that we have had a 
very mild winter (one real snow storm to 
speak of!) and it already feels like spring. I 
will definitely be back for Reunion - so see 
you there! 



1978 



1979 



1980 



Class of 1978 

Scott M. Pope 

25 Tidewater Farm Road 

Greenland, NH 03840 

(603) 436-2903 

Popehousing@aol.com 

Class of 1979 

Avery K. Woodworth 

19 Downfall Road 

Byfield,MA 01922-1304 

(978) 463-2563 

funnyfarm@greennet. net 



Class of 1980 
Lynne E. Durland 
114 West Road 
Londonderry, NH 03053-3141 

durland@mit.edu 



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Class of 1981 

Jennifer G. Steward 

715 Main Street 

Boxford,MA 01921-1118 

(978) 352-7694 

jgsteward@attbi.com 



I hope everyone enjoyed a peace- 
ful winter. It was a mild one here in 



Massachusetts — not nearly enough snow! I 
am working part-time at my daughter's 
school, (The Sparhawk School in Amesbury, 
MA), and loving it. I primarily work with 
our junior high age kids, helping them ex- 
plore their options for secondary schools. I 
am happy to report that the overwhelming 
first choice for almost all of them is our alma 
mater! Looking at the quality of GDA's ap- 
plicant pool these days, I am thankful I ever 
got in! 

I did receive a nice batch of news from 
classmates that I would like to share. Thanks 
to everyone who took the time to write or 
email. 

Richard Aranosian sent a nice note 
thanking my husband and me for the 
Reunion party, (which we loved hosting!), 
and said what a great time he had at 
Reunion. "All is well in South Florida. I am 
now a certified MCP. Looking forward to 
Clarissa joining us in Florida!" 

Paul Carter sent word that "things are 
pretty much the same — I am still a systems 
analyst for Exeter Health Resources and 
teaching at UNH/CLL. I started scuba les- 
sons and am hoping that Keller can give me 
some pointers once I get certified!" 

Clarissa Dane is gearing up for her 
wedding June 8th. She writes that she loves 
life in Florida, living right on the inter- 
coastal waterway, and is hoping for visits 
from friends! She plans to go into real estate 
and continue singing when she can. Clarissa 
wanted everyone to have her new address, 
which is: 16115 4th Street, East Redington 
Beach, FL. 33708, and new phone is 727- 
320-0171. She also will have a new name as 
of June 8, 2002 — Hughes. Congratulations, 
Clarissa! 

I have enjoyed reconnecting with 
Cynthia Horner a great deal via email. Her 
medical practice is thriving, as is her family. 
She recently returned from a philanthropic 
visit to Sierra Leone, the details of which I'd 
like to share with you in Cynthia's words. 
"Our team of six provided medical and psy- 
chiatric care to children and staff at an or- 
phanage our church has supported in Bo, 
Sierra Leone, as well as to over 400 refugees 
at a nearby displaced persons camp. We held 
medical and psychiatric clinics for the chil- 
dren, refugees and local residents as well as a 
clinic for expectant mothers. While there, we 
gave 1,000 doses of vaccines for the kids 
which were donated to the team, and which 
we carried over with us. It was deeply mov- 



ing to see these children (and the adults) be- 
gin to recover from the war. Most of them 
had witnessed horrible brutality, many had 
been tortured and many were still struggling 
to find basic means of survival. Despite this, 
their warm smiles and infectious laughter 
surrounded us wherever we went. I truly feel 
humbled by the grace I witnessed there." 

Gloria Morison, Mickey's wife, needs to 
be thanked by all of us for keeping us up to 
date on the Morison crew! She emailed, "I 
am writing on behalf of the Morison 
brothers, who are doing well, considering 
that they just celebrated their 40th birthdays! 
Mike and I continue to love living in 
Highland Park (Chicago suburb) where we 
have recently renovated "this old house." 
Our three daughters, Sydney (eight), Olivia 
(six) and Maggie (10 months) keep us enter- 
tained and busy, not to mention, young-at- 
heart. Mike remains a Partner at Accenture, 
which keeps him on the road (or rather, 
plane) a couple of nights each week — usu- 
ally to New York City, New Jersey, or Los 
Angeles. 

Andy, his wife, Elizabeth, and their son, 
Nathaniel (two), came for a nice visit in 
January. The four so-called adults went out 
for a night on the town to celebrate the 
twins' birthday. The next day we were forced 
to don our Patriots t-shirts (which Andy had 
brought us) and watch the play-off game in 
the snow. Andy, a season ticket holder, was 
somewhat sad he wasn't at the game but 
could not have been happier when the Pats 
won. He went to the Super Bowl where he 
lost his voice (and his wallet), but said it was 
a most memorable event. Andy now works 
for Forrester Research, which he seems to 
enjoy. We are taking a Morison family vaca- 
tion in Grand Cayman this week with Mike 
and Andy's sisters/spouses/families-the first 
time we have all been together while NOT 
in New Hampshire. We're really looking for- 
ward to it." Thank you Gloria. We missed 
you and Mike at Reunion, but are glad to 
hear Andy's making Mike stay in touch with 
his roots — he should wear his Pats t-shirt 
with pride! 

Susan Perry also sent an email, yet an- 
other one from Florida! Our class is certain- 



More Photographs! 

Send in your photographs and class notes 
by November 15 tojmercer@gda.org. 



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ly making its presence known in Florida! 
"Greetings from Sanibel Island, classmates! 
Glad to hear Clarissa and her soon-to-be 
husband will be joining us in the sunshine 
state. AND congratulations to O'Leary GO 
girl! I love my place on Sanibel. I live next 
door to the Ding Darling National Refuge. 
I get out kayaking, running and bird watch- 
ing quite a bit when teaching is not taking 
my time. My partner and I celebrated our 
anniversary with a fabulous trip to New 
Mexico (her hometown) in December and 
managed to evade autograph-seeking chil- 
dren who watch her TV series on Animal 
Planet. The arrival of an adopted 8-year-old 
greyhound named "Pueblo" brings great joy 
to our lives.We take him everywhere with us 
and he is happy to "retire" to Sanibel. My 
brother Steve and his wife Robyn welcomed 
their third child (Jenna) in January and visit- 
ed Sanibel in February. That was a long plane 
ride with three children! I will be in the 
Grand Tetons in July and August for the 
NOLS Instructor certification and will look 



Cornelia Woodworth '82 and Jill Demeri '82 

forward to a shower and a hot meal when I 
return! Blessings and peace to all, Susan." 

Mike Reilly wrote that he and his fam- 
ily are finally moved into their new digs in 
Salem, NH. "Diane and the kids are great. I 
see Patty and Eric Adell and Andy 
Morison from time to time. Saw Pete 
Brandli at an alumni hockey game. Hoping 
to get out more once we identify 7 and test 
out some babysitters!" 

As always, I love hearing from you all. 
Thank you for brightening my mail box and 
email with your news — what a great break 
from bills and sales pitches! Stay in touch. 



More Photographs! 

Send in your photographs and class notes 
by November 15 tojmercer@gda.org. 



Happy Spring! 



82 



Class of 1982 

Xancy Lord Wickwire 

33 Caron Road 

Bedford, XH 03110-6201 

(603) 472-8993 

anwick@worldnet.att.net 



20th Class Reunion 

June 14, 15, 16 2002 



Heather Vickers Ryan writes: "my 
husband Joe and I happily welcomed 
Connor Vickers Ryan into the world on 
June 30, 2001. Like his two sisters Ashley 



(four) and Katie (two), he was born with a 
full head of hair and big blue eyes. So far, the 
physical adoration of his sisters hasn't caused 
any permanent damage but he has learned 
how to come up for air when engulfed in 
bear hugs. The whole Vickers-Ryan clan is 
looking forward to Reunion and hopes that 
all clothing will be spit-up free by then!" ' 

John Nye writes: "Great to see one's 
name in print. I believe this is the largest 
amount of class notes ever! I don't have 
much to add since the last issue except that 
I'm psyched for June and hope I can re- 
member all those names. Yikes! (Or is it 
Yerkes?)" John attached a photo of his three 
lovely kids to the email. You all can meet 
them in June! 

John Krigbaum writes: "I'm climbing 
out of the ditch I've been in for some time 
(too many years . . . some would say too few) 
because I miss you folks a lot and need some 
grounding. After a rather long stint in NYC, 
I'm happy to report that after about 20 years 
I think I've figured fife out (kinda) and have 
moved on . . . solo. . . to beautiful, sunny 
Gainesville. Yes, I'm a gator, employed, 
homeowner (1927 bungalow . . . anyone 
passing through is warmly invited) and now, 
FINALLY, you can call me. . . . Dr. Krig. I'm 
gonna try real hard to get there this June." 
Kriggy sent an update after my mass email- 
ing in February: "I've landed a sweet job as 
an Asst. Professor of Anthropology 7 at 
University 7 of Florida in Gainesville. I'm ac- 
tively involved in fieldwork in northern 
Borneo (Sarawak, East Malaysia) which is 
very cool, and most important, I LOVE what 
I'm doing — both teaching and research. I've 
scheduled my trip to South East Asia for July 
and August, so ... I'll be at Reunion! How 
could I not go?? I want to see what all my 
fellow nut-jobs are up to!" 

Bob Low^ writes: "Sheesh, I remember 
when all those old fogies from the Class of 
'62 used to come back and play hoop in the 
gym. Now here WE are . . Hopefully I can 
make a stop over in Byfield. I usually work 
in a summer camp that starts up right about 
that time. I'll work on it. though." Editor's 
note: Bob sent a follow-up email after my 
mass emailing in February, and I INAD- 
VERTENTLY forgot to include him in it. "I 
am immensely depressed that I was lett out 
of Nance's notes. What am I . . . choppped 



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Ann Rooney McShea '82 

liver!?" Sorry, Bob. 

Andrew Frederick writes: "For all that 
are interested, I think that I will make it to 
Reunion this time. You can all laugh at the 
thinning hair and ask me how the fishing is 
in Idaho. (Yes, I did finally get that license!) 
Boise is a beautiful place, as are the sur- 
rounding areas. See you in June!!" 

Ted Larned sent an email to announce 
the birth of Carter Benjamin Larned on 
December 14, 2001. "He was 9 lbs, 12 oz and 
21 inches. Terry and Carter are both healthy 
and happy at home." Ted sent an update (in 
response to my mass emailing in Feb.) to say, 
"Terry and I will be there for Reunion."Ted 
also wonders if anyone has heard from Jill 
Demeri ??? 

GO JOHN! John Leary has, in a mo- 
ment of nostalgia (or perhaps, lunacy) volun- 
teered to head the Class of '82 Reunion 
Planning Committee!!!!! So, respond to his 
letters and emails with your ideas and sug- 
gestions. He sent me some news (none about 
himself, however...) "John Wade is expect- 
ing his fourth child in May!! He is not sure 
if he will be able to make it to Reunion. 
Demetri said that he will be there. He of- 
fered his parent's house for a party. Bonnie 
Perkins is in Newburyport. I ran into her 
about 10 years ago. She didn't know who I 
was. See you in June." 

Marc Rasbury writes: "I have a whole 
lot of news for you. First, I am getting mar- 
ried in June, one week after Reunion. I'm 
going to try my best to make Reunion, but 
things may be a little hectic around that 
time. 

I am an associate writer for a magazine 
called New York Sportscene, where I recently 
wrote the feature article on the NY Jet's 



head coach Herman Edwards in the January 
issue. I also write for a small paper here in 
NY called the New York Beacon, where I 
write weekly features on various sport issues. 
I ran into Andre La Fleur '83. He is the 
Director of Men's Basketball at the 
University of Connecticut. UConn played 
St. John's this weekend (Feb 9, 2002) and I 
was covering the game. 

I am still working for Verizon with the 
WTC restoration project. I'm on the engi- 
neering team in charge of redesigning the 
underground fiber optic cable routes. It is 
crazy. Every day there is a different problem 
for us to deal with. Last week, they were 
afraid that the basin wall of the Hudson 
River was going to give way. This week, it's 
potential hazards in the air that the city and 
EPA knew about but did not tell the work- 
ers. Now they may have a revolt down there! 
Hello to everyone. Will see you in June, if I 
can. 

David Trayer is a first timer for the 
Archon notes!! Go Dave! He writes: "I am 
alive and well and living in Hastings, MN, 
just outside St. Paul. My wife Liz and I have 
two girls, eight and four. After college, I 
moved to Arizona for nine years while I 
worked for several manufacturing companies 
in the engineering areas. I met Liz in 
Arizona, and we relocated to Minnesota in 
the mid-90's. Right now I am the Senior 
Business Analyst for a manufacturing com- 
pany in the Twin Cities. I work in the I.T. 
department as the "in house" software con- 
sultant for the company I provide training, 
develop new programs, manage the system 
and evaluate new software. I will be going 
back east this summer, but unfortunately, it 
will be after Reunion. My regards to the 
Class of '82, and I'll try to be a better corre- 
spondent." 

Charlie Sullivan pointed out an error 
in my email "Actually, I work in Chelmsford, 
MA but live in Nashua, NH. I look forward 
to seeing everybody." I did say to be brief, so 
Charlie gets extra points for following direc- 
tions! 

Robin (Fasciano) Gianis writes: "All 
is very good here this winter in the 
Hamptons. (Long Island, NY). I am in the 
middle of my second year as a public school 
art teacher in Amagansett. I have the best 140 
students I could imagine; my school is two 
miles from my home and one block from the 
most gorgeous ocean beaches in the world. I 
love it. After floundering for a few years 



when I left the Barefoot Contessa, I am hop- 
ing, at last, that I have found my professional 
niche(s) with art teaching, art making and 
my herbal soap venture. My daughter, 
Phoebe, is nearly seven years old. The latest 
news is that Phoebe is expecting a little 
brother at the end of April. For this reason, I 
will have to play it by ear as to whether I 
make it up to Reunion or not. Perhaps in 
May I will have a clearer idea. I recall that it 
is hard to do much of anything with a new- 
born, but maybe this one will be different. 
For class members in Boston, my husband, 
Alex Gianis, has just put up a compelling, 
large wall relief sculpture at the Back Bay 
Hilton. It is homage to four Boston luminar- 
ies: Harriet Tubman, Oliver Wendall Homes, 
Arthur Fiedler and Paul Dudley White. It is 
in the front lobby, at the Prudential Center 
where the hotel is located. We are in Boston 
often. Love to all." 

John Parker responded to my February 
email, and to my question, "I will come back 

for Reunion if (fill in the blank) ."John's 

response was, "If there are STRIPPERS. Just 
kidding, (sort of). If I attend, I will be fami- 
ly-less. Nothing tragic, just a logistical fubar 
that can't be avoided." So that's a maybe. 

Sloan Tyler also followed the directions 
about brevity: "I am going to try to make it 
up with the family. I'd love to see people and 
catch up." 

Trina Chiara: "Yes, I will be there with 
husband and daughter!!" 

Chuck Yerkes:" I'll be there. I miss hu- 
midity. Otherwise, no real news. Skiing lots 
in the big fluffy snow of the west. Waiting for 
the San Fran housing market to plunge from 
the absurd to the simply silly while hoping 
that IPO market will get good enough for 
SENDMAIL, Inc to do the IPO thing. If it 
all works to my plan, then I'll build a ranch 
in the middle of Berkeley." 

Barbara Mackay-Smith writes: "I am 
midway through a (voluntary) six-month 
furlough from United, doing some writing, 
enjoying time at home with my family 
(Mike and Rachel). I'll be back at work by 
the time Reunion rolls around, so it's a wait- 
and-see what my schedule looks like by 
then." 

Elizabeth Wells Bunten writes: "Like 
Brice Massey, my parents also live just 
down the road from GDA (Brice's no longer 
do, though). William and I have five possible 
reunions to go to this summer: three high 
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are all over the summer, time-wise, so we 
have some serious decision making ahead of 
us. My sister Annabel lives in Karachi, 
Pakistan, and won't be coming to the U.S. at 
all this summer. There or not, I hope 
Reunion is a great success!!" 

Ann (Rooney) McShea: Ann's was the 
briefest of all emails! "Yes, I'll be there. Gotta 
run! 

Nancy Wickwire writes: "I know that 
Martha (Lawlor) Krauch and Alison 
(Miller) Montague will both be at 
Reunion, because they have told me so." 
Gus Henley with daughters Savannah (10) 
and Ashleigh (1) is looking forward to 
Reunion in June. 

David Marglous and Paula Veale will 
also be there, since they are working with 
John Leary to plan the darn thing. I will 
also be there. Mr. Wickwire and I are cur- 
rently in negotiations regarding his atten- 
dance and the attendance of our two very 
handsome children. He may work out a deal 
with Mr. Krauch (Martha's husband) to visit 
Saturday during the day with the kids and 
then to leave Martha and I to attend the din- 
ner of Saturday evening. This is what we did 
at the 15th. Martha and I especially enjoyed 
the post-dinner dance, as neither of our hus- 
bands will voluntarily dance in public, but 
the two of us can really cut the rug, so to 
speak. Jane, Bonnie, Bill Dee, Kim 
Newby, Erica, Chris Swenson, Karen 
Jantzen, Jeff Leavitt, John Egan, Will 
Friend, Phil Parry, Scott Holloway, you all 
live too close to Byfield to have ANY ex- 
cuse. Better be there. 



1985 



Class of 1985 

Nathalie E. Ames 

443 West Grant Place "A" 

Chicago, IL 60614 

(773) 883-1325 



amesnat 



1986 



ol.com 



Class of 1986 
Secretary needed 



Kim Mooney-McNulty writes that 
she has just moved to 4 Boxwood Lane, 
Beverly, MA 01915 with her husband, Tom, 
and her boys. 

Gene Taft writes, "I've relocated to the 
West Coast and am loving every minute of 
it. After looking around for the right profes- 
sional opportunity for several months, I've fi- 
nally landed in the perfect spot. About three 
months ago I took on the job of head 
groundskeeper at the Neverland Ranch and 
I haven't looked back since. The learning 
curve was very steep at first, but now the 
gardens are looking more beautiful than 
ever. It's a lot of work, but definitely a labor 
of passion, there is nothing like standing in 
the sun-drenched gardens on a dewy morn- 
ing when the azaleas are in full bloom. If 
anyone is in Southern California, give me a 
call." 

In error the last issue stated a new ad- 
dress change for Hedi Dur Charde. "Heidi 
reports she is still happily living in Concord, 
MA."The address change inWellesley should 
have been printed for Jennifer Dupre: 22 
Barnstable Road,Wellesley, MA 02481. 



1983 



Class of 1983 

Susan L. Sanidas 

74 Peach Tree Lane 

Marstons Mills, MA 02648-1841 

(508) 428-5681 

bsanidas@attbi.com 



1987 



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Class of 1984 

Cathleen Riley Scerbo 

35 Winterberry Lane 

Stratham, NH 03885 

(603) 778-3169 

scerbo@attbi.com 



Class of 1987 

Pamela L. Paradee 

46 Mountain Street 

Bristol, VT 05443-1307 

tptsparadee@yahoo. com 

Kristen LaBrie Poulin 

51 Boardman Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

(978) 462-9953 

keith_poulin@yahoo.com 



Amy Goldstein 

lAlboin Place #1 

Charlestown, MA 02129 

(617) 241-3944 

Agoldstein @pacificpkg. com 

Class email address: 
gda87@hotmail.cofn 



15th Class Reunion 

June 14, IS, 16 2002 



Hi everyone. Thanks for all the emails 
we received. It is fun to hear from people, as 
we start to think about our FIFTEEN year 
Reunion this summer. We hope that every- 
one is starting to make plans to come back 
to Byfield the weekend of June 14th- 16th. 

It sounds like we have all been busy. . . 

Kristen LaBrie Poulin was married in 
October 1999 at the GDA chapel. She and 
her husband, Keith, had a baby, William 
Thomas (Will), in March 2001. They are ex- 
pecting their second child in June, hopefully 
after Reunion, and not AT Reunion, as her 
due date is dangerously close to that week- 
end. 

Amy Goldstein is still living in 
Charlestown, MA, but is busy making plans 
for a September wedding on Block Island to 
Andrew Northup. Although we will miss 
hearing the entertaining 'bad date' stories, we 
are very happy for her. Congratulations, 
Amy. 

Shad Uttam writes, "Not quite sure 
where to begin, fifteen years is quite a long 
time to catch up on; however, I believe there 
is a Chinese saying along the fines that even 
a trip of a thousand miles begins with a sin- 
gle step, so off I go. In brief I was contem- 
plating returning for Reunion and was won- 
dering who else was thinking of making the 
trip. I have been living in San Francisco and 
working in Silicon Valley for the past seven 
plus years, put in about nine years in tech- 
nology consulting which kept me busy and 
traveling, then jumped over the wall into the 
dreaded normal' IT job. Luckily my wife 
Kirsten travels occasionally with her job so 
we have frequent flyer miles for fun jaunts. 
Apart from that we do the occasional ski trip 



48 TheArchon -~> Spring 2002 




to Tahoe. Kirsten is an avid mountain biker 
so I can only avoid a few rides, and we, like 
many in the Bay area, enjoy the scenery and 
people but bemoan the prices. We had a glo- 
rious weekend; we drove up to Tahoe and 
skied on Saturday then drove back and went 
for a mountain bike ride and looked for a 
house on a glorious sunny Sunday. I feel sor- 
ry for the east coasters as the weather here 
should allow this for the next couple ot 
months!" 

John Blau and his wife had a baby boy, 
Richard Spencer "Spencer," on October 14, 
2001. 

Greg Waldman and his wife, Melanie 
D'Orazio '86 had a baby girl, Sophia 
Elizabeth Waldman, on November 16, 2001. 
She was 8 pounds, 1 ounce and 20 inches 
long at birth. Greg says, "She's adorable, lots 
of fun and growing very fast." Greg is work- 
ing at GDA and he and Melanie live near 
campus in Byfield. 

Douglas "Buzz" Crocker writes, "I 
spent Christmas with my family in Ft. 
Myers, FL. My dad bought a 40-foot yacht 
for his upcoming retirement from President 
and CEO of Equity Residential. It is a nice 
ride but definitely a high-maintenance hob- 
by." 

Lisa Taplin writes, "On August 6, 2001 
David Murray and I became the proud par- 
ents of our first child, Sean Benjamin 
Murray He was six pounds five ounces, 21 
inches (and two weeks early!). We are thrilled 
and he is a wonderful baby, very curious, 
very active! I plan to stay at home for as long 
as possible with Sean. After getting over the 
shock of not working, I am really enjoying 
it! We are still living in Maine on Mount 
Desert Island and love it, especially the quiet 
winters. I hope to make it to Reunion this 
year! Happy belated birthday, Ann Blair!" 

Ted Duncan has just moved to 
RE/MAX Select in Allston, MA from 
GMAC Real Estate in Brighton, where he 
won a second place national rookie award 
for the most homes sold (26) in his first year 
in sales for 2000. He has just heard from 
Aaron Gartland who is Senior Loan 
Officer for Boston Mortgage Group in 
Wakefield, MA. 

Paula McCarthy Haas writes, "My 
husband, Greg, and I had a baby girl 
on March 13, 2001. Her name is Katherine 
Louise, otherwise known as 'Kate.' We are 
enjoying parenthood and still living in West 
Newbury." 



Lisa Carrigg writes, "March marks our 
one year anniversary in our house in 
Newburyport. Work-wise, I have been 
teaching a film class at Suffolk University 
and I'll start working towards my M.Ed, 
soon. You can also find me in my mom's 
store, Market Flair, in 
Newburyport. I have 
been emailing with 
Jason Maloney, who 
was living in 

Singapore and is do- 
ing some freelance 
work, producing news 
segments in 

Indonesia. Between 
scuba diving trips and 
all his crazy adven- 
tures in Borneo, 
Australia and the 
Philippines (where he 
met up with Tracy 
Bodge), Jason flew 
back for a surprise ap- 
pearance at Ross 
Shain's wedding in 
November." 

Amy Mack 

writes, "I'm coming up on my fourth year in 
San Francisco, still absorbing the concept of 
nice weather year round. Still at Oracle, 
working hard and challenged all the time, 
but loving it and getting some fun travel in, 
too. I am heading to Geneva in February. I 
had foot surgery in October, so I am taking 
a real break from the triathlons, lots of 
yoga — amazing how long this recovery is 
turning out to be. I'm still conflicted over 
Reunion, I'm supposed to be competing in 
a half ironman, or sunning since the trip is 
booked, in Kona, Hawaii, at the same time. 
The doctor says I'll be okay, but I'm not sure 
he's right — that's a lot of shape to get into af- 
ter this goooood long time off. Turns out I 
really like sitting still! Other than that, I'm 
enjoying having a new niece, Natalie Mack 
(proud parents are Andy Mack and Jen 
Jasse, both '91), and acting as long-distance 
"aunt" to Paula's and Kristen's little 
munchkins Kate and Will. 

Rob DeLena writes, "My wife Mary 
Beth and I moved to Sudbury, MA in 
January 2001. Last May, we had a baby boy, 
Ryan Charles DeLena, eight pounds, 10 
ounces, 20 inches, bats left, throws right." 

Pam Chase Paradee sent in notes she 
had received, as well as some news of her 



own: 

New babies arrived over this winter. 
Anne (Taylor) and Erik Kindblom wel- 
comed a new daughter, Charlotte on 
November 30. They are still at Wilbraham 
and Monson Academy and excited to be out 




Cris Dobrosielski '87 and Anita Russo '87 

of the dorm life. They have just bought a 
house. Anne loves being at home with 
Emma (three and a half) and now Charlotte. 

Anita (Russo) and Michael Bartschat 
also just welcomed a baby girl in February to 
their two-boy household in Minnesota. Hey 
Anita, hope you are going to be back to 
Reunion. Tucker and Sam would love play- 
ing with Christoph and Nickolas. 

Jeff Ashworth and his wife Sarah en- 
tered the crazy world of parenthood in 
September w T ith the birth of their son, 
Benjamin Cooper. Jeff was still able to 
squeeze in his annual spring training trip to 
Florida and a ski trip with brother Rob out 
to Utah. Now Jeff, how does that happen? 
You'll have to give me some pointers at 
Reunion. 

Shanie (Halpern) Armbruster writes 
from Boulder of some huge steps into par- 
enthood. This past year she married husband 
Ed, became stepmom to Mary (seven) and 
they had a baby of their own, Tessa, who will 
be a year this spring. Anyone know the 
whereabouts of David Gould? Shanie 
would like to contact him. 

Pam Chase Paradee reports, "Troy and 
I will be expecting our third child in 
October. Tucker (four) and Sam (two) are 



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looking forward to another sibling. We're 
hoping for just a relatively calm child. I'd 
compare Tuck and Sam to two little bear 
cubs in a constant wrestle. We've had lots of 
fun on the mountain this year. Tuck is mas- 
tering the "blue squares" and Sam... well, 
he's out there, loving the snow. Lots of snow- 
shoeing too. Looking forward to the ground 
drying up for the bikes to come out. I'm 
back in my second season of coaching track 
again and was very lucky to spend three days 
in December in Atlantic City with my other 
two coaches at a track conference. Gambling 
and running, what a combination. I'll take 
this summer off from my triathlons I've been 
doing... maybe I'll swim though." 

Jeff Katz writes from Boston. He and 
his wife Jenny recently divorced. He has sold 
their house in Ipswich and bought a duplex 
in Boston, minutes from work at MA 
Financial Services where he sets up web pro- 
grams. He wants to know who's up for some 
tee times at Reunion or a golf tourney? 
Email him: jkatz@mfs.com 

Peter Barton also will be at Reunion. 
He writes, "Life is good here in New Haven. 
Clerking is fun, the weather is warm and the 
pizza is very good!" 

Long lost Mike Curtis wrote in. He's in 
computer motion graphics and video stuff. 

Kris Kobialka got her MLS last year as 
an archivist, but is currently working on an 
electronic records r&d project. Kobi is look- 
ing to buy a house on the North Shore. 

The following part is the gossip portion 
of our class notes. This is information ob- 
tained about our classmates, but maybe not 
necessarily first-hand. . . 

Taylor Twining is still working in 
NYC and hoping to get back for Reunion 
in June. 

Dave Bonenko is engaged and getting 
married in Washington in September. 

Kim Macdonald Shiff was married in 
September 2000 on Nantucket and lives 
with her husband Andy in Washington, DC. 

Robb Morse was living in San Diego 
with his wife Kara and (ready for this?) two 
daughters, but was planning a move back to 
the East Coast. 

Leslie Sevilla married Dan McGrath in 
August 2000, in Rhode Island. She and Dan 
just had a baby boy, Aidan, and are living up 
in Nashua, NH. 



Carla Rivela was married (in 1999?) at 
the Newbury Perennial Gardens to Michael 
English. Leslie Miller was in attendance. 

Lyndsay Rowan writes, "I got married 
in October to Dave McCandless (Colby). 
Amy Mack came out for the wedding and 
it was wonderful to see her even though it 
was a total whirlwind weekend. With that 
union, I became a mom of two little 
girls. ..Cora 7 and Sara 5. ...whoa! And now I 
am pregnant... due the end of September. So 
my life is a bit crazy these days. When I'm 
not learning how to be a mom, I'm working 
for a non-profit arts organization and doing 
my own painting. I also still find time to play 
hockey... in fact, Crabber and I are on the 
same team and sometimes we find ourselves 
playing against Jed Mixter." 

Pam concluded, "It was great to hear 
from so many of you. I love catching up with 
folks I maybe didn't know as well in GDA 
days. Stepping in as secretary has given me 
that great opportunity. Thanks all!" 

It sounds like Pam has her hands full, 
and would like to resign as class secretary. We 
(Kristen and Amy) are happy to take it over, 
and will look forward to hearing from all of 
you. Email either of us, both of us or send 
your news to the GDA Class of 87 hotmail 
address (gda87@hotmail.com), and we will 
get it into the next Archon. If you want to re- 
ceive information electronically, please for- 
ward us your current email address. Enjoy 
the spring and we look forward to seeing 
you in June! 



Kristen & Amy 



I988 



Class of 1988 

Deana Dominica Boyages 

144 Jefferso n's Hu n dred 

Williamsburg, VA 23185 

(757) 565-3746 

dboyages@js.mail. msn.com 



Hello everyone!!! Notes this month are 
rather abbreviated since I guess everyone has 
been busy with the holidays and the New 
Year. Things have been great for me this year. 
I can't believe it is already 2002! My three 
girls are getting so big, almost time for me to 
have another one! (Just a joke for all you 
mothers out there. Pregnancy is enough of 
an obstacle to keep that from being a serious 
comment). 



I was so glad to hear from Carrie 
(Walton) Penner who added a third to 
their clan as well. She wrote, "Our daughter, 
Rachel Elizabeth, was born in August. Her 
biggest fans are Kevin (four) and Drew 
(two) . We are still living in Menlo Park, CA 
where we have been for six years and love it! 
I am looking forward to being on campus in 
May and seeing the new Performing Arts 
Center." 

Also in the process of growing their 
family is Michelle LaFlamme. "Hello 
everyone. My sister, Tiffany and I just got 
back from a cruise. She married another 
GDA graduate, Jason Uttam '91 last year. 
My husband Jason and I are expecting our 
first baby. Her name is McKenzie and she is 
due on Mother's Day. I have finally finished 
my Emergency Medicine Residency and am 
going to be working at a small hospital in 
Pennsylvania." 

Only one more new alum on the way 
that I know of as Elizabeth Leary 
Strazzulla catches us up on her growing 
belly and family. "I married Frank J. 
Strazzulla, Jr., a fellow artist, last September, 
and we are expecting our first child in the 
beginning of August! We are living in 
Newburyport until September, then who 
knows... so keep the Byfield address as my 
studio is still there and it is a permanent lo- 
cation. I'm still painting, sculpting and teach- 
ing music. That's the update... Best to every- 
one! 

Now, Meganne Murphy Fabrega has 
been so good to me as she emailed notes that 
I cut and pasted here. She also ratted out 
those of you who are terrible at keeping us 
informed!!! I enjoyed reading these too! "I 
love living in Portsmouth and when I find 
the time I do some bookkeeping for local 
businesses and sell vintage items on ebay.com 
which is so much fun! You can find me at the 
Rowley flea market at 4:30 a.m. on summer 
Sunday mornings. It is a big thrill to buy a 
five-dollar clock because it is cute, then turn 
around and sell it for $90. 1 am trying to get 
out of the bookkeeping and focus on a 



More Photographs! 

Send in your photographs and class notes 
by November 15 tojmercer@gda.org. 



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writing/editing/proofreading service. Our 
favorite thing to do is get Maxine together 
with Heidi Stevens' son Noah who is only 
eight months old and has nine teeth! His 
grandmother is quite proud. Heidi lives in 
Cape Neddick, ME and is still doing Physical 
Therapy work at Exeter Hospital. 

Tica Barry Lubin just had her second 
son,Westan, at the end of November. He has 
a very Irish middle name that I can't spell, so 
good luck to him. 

Airin Brown is currently in India, after 
spending two months in Nepal at a Buddhist 
monastery. She is now a certified acupunc- 
turist, and is going to be doing some work at 
clinics in India and Thailand. 

Damon Kinzie is also building his own 
house on an island near theVermont/Canada 
border. Must be some crazy Vermonter DIY 
action going on. 

I see Lisa Carrigg '87 quite a bit since 
she lives in Newburyport, and recently had 
dinner with Amy Goldstein '87. It wasn't 
until Amy started talking about their 15th 
Reunion that I realized our 15th is only a 
year and a half away — unbelievable. 

Jenny Petschek has been flirting with 
the idea of moving to the gorgeous seacoast 
area, but can't seem to let go of her Napa 
Valley digs! She came to stay a couple times, 
but now that Maxine has moved into Jenny's 
room here we don't see her as much. 

Dan Morison promised Airin and I last 
year that he would take us shooting at Bill 
Osgood's sometime, but hasn't followed 
through. Thanks Dan! Or should I say, 
Merci! 

Nancy Hough moved out of the big 
city of Fort Collins to the farmland of 
Colorado with her 400 animals. She is now 
a full-time sheep farmer. No actually, it is 
something worse... she spends her days with 
teenagers! I admire her bravery." 

Kristina Von Trapp Frame just built a 
log house outside of Aspen. The last time I 
spoke with her she was very excited because 
they had just installed an irrigation system 
on their own! I was able to understand, be- 
cause we just had an outdoor faucet installed 
by the plumber. Kind of the same. 

Kristina also wrote more about her go- 
ings on... "Hello, hello from Colorado! Walt 
and I finally figured out that your husband 
was Walt's coach at Babson. Small world! I 
am still teaching skiing in the winter and this 
past summer worked for myself riding and 




Meganne Murphy Fabrega's '88 daughter Maxine and Heidi Stevens' '88 son Noah 



training horses and giving lessons. It was a 
great summer. Walt works for a hotel man- 
agement company, Destination Resorts, as a 
controller for a Aspen Hotel. It's great to hear 
from Meganne, Heidi, Tica with their kids. 
I guess we are getting older. We have a dog; 
no kids yet!!" Someone told me I looked like 
I was only 22! They also asked if I was the 
parent of the girls. Imagine how psyched I 
was! Now if I ever get carded you all will 
never hear the end of it!!!!!" 

In a moment of sheer weakness Bill 
Karger finally emailed me with some of his 
news. I am forwarding it on to all of you. 
Please understand how fortunate we are to 
hear from him!! He is a close second to 
Chris D'Orio in the 'keeping in touch' cat- 
egory. "My apologies for not catching up 
sooner. Fall was very busy for us. I quit my 
job and packed up. We moved to Florida in 
December. I got a new job as Senior 
Counsel at The National Council on 
Compensation Insurance (NCCI). It's a great 
job and I work REGULAR HOURS!! No 
more, 7a.m. to 3a.m. days. [Are we to assume 
that you now change diapers too? Or was 
being too tired just an excuse?!?!] The office 
is in B Taylor have taken to the warm weath- 
er like fish to water or like my Dad to a buf- 
fet line, you get the idea. My parents live 
down here about eight months of the year 



and they've been a big help with the move. I 
actually get home to play with Taylor and 
have dinner with Stacy five nights a week. 
We sold the townhouse and purchased a big 
house down here for almost the same 
money (five bedroom/four and a half 
baths/pool/golf course). I guess the next step 
is a convertible? [No, you get a convertible 
during your mid-life crisis, seven more years 
to go!] You never know — I think I could get 
a car seat in one of those." [Only if Taylor 
was a midget!!!!!] Now Bill has extra rooms 
for anyone who is visiting Florida in the near 
future. Bill, by the time you read this I will 
be on your doorstep. Kids and all. On the 
idea of the movie Summer Vacation with 
John Candy. Do you have any extra beach 
chairs????!!??!" 

Andy Noel also sent along an update. 
"All is well here in Wallingford, CT with the 
Noels. The kids are growing by the day. Baby 
Drew (Andrew IV, turned one on January 
2nd) walked on his birthday and sister Lucy 
(turns three on May 26) is showing him the 
ropes. She is going to be quite a big sister. 
Hectic winter life with the family, admissions 
and hockey has not enabled me to get up to 
a boys' alumni hockey game in a while. I still 
put it on my calendar in hopes it may be able 
to happen. [I have a lot of those entries on 
my calendar too, Andy. I now call it my 'wish 



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list; That saying 'never enough time in the 
day' has taken on a whole new meaning. We 
are probably sounding a lot like our parents. 
YIKES!] My best to all class of '88 out 
there." 

I received Christmas cards from Chris 
D'Orio, Kara and Jason McLoy and John 
Khantzian. Chris's son is a spitting image of 
him, Jake is also very cute. Kara is the same 
as ever and Jason too. I teased John that Jenna 
looked just like him; Being totally humble 
he wrote ". . .she is just like her Dad, getting 
better looking with age! "Very funny. 

I was finished. . .or so I thought, when I 
heard from Julie Miller!! Julie, thanks so 
much for sending some information. We all 
know how busy it can be and also how time 
flies. It is great to hear from you. It was def- 
initely worth the wait. "I feel like I have fall- 
en off the face of the earth as far as keeping 
in touch with my old classmates so I am go- 
ing to try to give you a quick update. I hope 
I don't bore you to tears. I am now living in 
Atlanta with my husband, Bill Segal (we met 
in medical school at Emory). We are both 
physicians and are (finally) enjoying our 
practices here. I am a pediatrician and Billy is 
an ophthalmologist. Things have been very 
hectic for us over the past several years. We 
were at Washington University in St. Louis 
for a number of years doing our residencies 
and then spent a brief stint for fellowship 
training in Northern California. We are fi- 
nally so grateful to be permanently back in 
Atlanta. We do not have children as of yet 
but are looking forward to the future!! I 
would love to hear from any classmates or 
GDA alums that are in the Atlanta area. My 
married name is now Julie Segal." If anyone 
wants Julie's email address I would be happy 
to give it to you. Julie, not boring at all. I re- 
member you telling Mr. Metz and me in 
chemistry class that you were going to be a 
doctor. I am really glad that you have realized 
your dream. I have no doubt you are very 
good at what you do. 

Thanks again for all the news everyone. 
It is always fun to hear from all of you. Please 
try your best to send tiny bits of information 
when you get my card, or you can email me 
as things happen. What seems like something 
unimportant to you is fun for us to hear to 
keep everyone in touch. Our 1 5th Reunion 
is right around the corner. Ciao. 



1989 



Class of 1989 

John S. Wilson 

4139 Park Lane 

Dallas, TX 75220-1903 

(214) 350-7668 

jwilson@nat.com 



Greetings Class of '89 and thank you to 
many of you who decided to update us on 
the latest and greatest from your lives! 

Jennifer (Jenn) Ashare has been living 
in Westchester, NY for the past year and a 
half. Since taking "early retirement" from the 
legal profession, she has been an event plan- 
ner with George Little Management (a trade 
show producer). "I now have a great time 
planning events from black tie awards cere- 
monies and design competitions to company 
parties. It's a blast." Jenn is also looking for 
additional freelance work so if anyone wants 
some assistance planning anything from a 
kid's birthday party to a wedding or corpo- 
rate event, she can be reached at jashare- 
ny@aol.com. Jenn also reports that Jessica 
Clapp has started her own public relations 
firm, Oxbox Productions. If anyone needs 
some PR assistance, Jess may be able to work 
you in to her busy schedule. 

Allison Schermerhorn Williams has 
retired from the baking business and is now 
a private nanny for a four-month-old boy 
who happens to be the nephew of another 
GDA alum (name not given) . Allison is also 
continuing work on her master's degree 
in social work. Her ultimate goal is to 
have her own child therapy practice. 
Allison welcomes your email at allison- 
williams@attbi.com. 

Quite a few members of the class of '89 
provided updates through the "Stay 
Connected" section of the Academy's web- 
site. Kevin Brewster is living in San Diego 
where he works as a software engineer and is 
currently taking Japanese classes. Kevin re- 
ports that he is very addicted to mountain 
biking at the moment. 

Scott Singer is planning to make a vis- 
it to New England from his home in Spain 
in May and June. Scott has lived in Spain 
ever since he graduated from GDA. He is 
currently working in children's theatre pro- 
ductions as an accordionist and teaching ac- 
cordion at a local accordion academy (that's 
a lot of accordion). Scott wishes everyone a 



fruitful, expansive and love-filled year. 

Tom Plante checks in from overseas 
also. Tom has been living in London for al- 
most a year now. Last August, Tom married 
his wife Kara in Woodstock, VT and the 
Plantes are planning to be Londoners for at 
least a couple more years. Tom reports that 
"John Kocsis is coaching his son's baseball 
team and Josh Solomon has an amazing 
wife, two kids, and two dogs! What hap- 
pened to us?!?" Tom, I don't know either. 

Jessica Cowles Pidgeon and her fam- 
ily are anxiously awaiting their upcoming 
overseas trip to Beijing, China. This will be 
her husband's first post with the State 
Department; Jessica is looking forward to 
"adjusting to a completely different culture 
(and alphabet!) as well as integrating my 
three-year-old and 18-month-old into life in 
China, which will include learning the lan- 
guage. Clearly it will be fascinating and 
quite the experience." If anyone has lived in 
China and wants to share their experience 
with Jessica, please email her at jessicapid- 
geon@earthlink.com. 

Derek van Vliet is a new father. Derek 
and his wife Meghan welcomed Alexander 
Edward Ridder van Vliet into the world on 
December 21, 2001. Derek reports that his 
baby boy weighed in at 7T4" and was 20 
inches tall at birth. Derek continues to work 
as a trust officer with Mellon Financial 
Corporation while the van Vliet family lives 
in Newburyport. 

As for yours truly, my wife Kelly and I 
recently helped our son Jack as he celebrat- 
ed his first birthday. Needless to say, it was a 
bigger thrill for us than it was for Jack. I also 
want to send special congratulations to all of 
those Patriots' fans in the class of '89. Next 
time anyone sees Peter Bragdon, be sure and 
remind him that the Patriots won the Super 
Bowl! 

Cheryl Tucker Cutler writes: "I 
checked out the GDA web page... pretty 
cool. I have some news this year for Tlie 
Archon — hope it's not too late. Last time I 
wrote in, I said I was getting a dog... well, I 
finally did (a cute little American Eskimo) 
and three weeks later found out I was preg- 
nant! We are due June 7th, don't know what 
sex it is yet, but we'll find out in March. This 
is our first so we are pretty excited. Hope all 
is well with you and yours." 



52 TheArchon*- Spring 2002 



199° 



Class of 1990 

Lori 1. 1 Veener 

33 1 ( harden Street, #2 

Hoboken, NJ 07030 

(201) 714-7395 

lweener@khny.com 



David Smith, "I am teaching English 
and coaching football, wrestling and lacrosse 
at London School in Bethesda, MD. I will at- 
tend Chad Harlow's wedding to Kristen 
McCarthy in June. I had lunch with Brian 
Rodgers recently and we wondered when 
Shaun Toomey was going to return to the 
"Free State." I spent quality time with Billy 
Batchelder and speak with Jocelyn Malik 
who is an MFA program at Carnegie 
Mellon. Where's Bill Evans '97?" David- 
smith(S)London.net. 



1991 



Class of 1991 

Nicole F LaTour 

2240 Bay Street, #204 

San Francisco, CA 94123 

(415) 359-1860 

nlatour@vataclifaich . com 



I can't believe another year is already 
here. I was back East for the holidays and 
rang in the New Year with my favorite part- 
ner in crime, Karen Queen, who continues 
to wow the legal community in Boston. I 
met up with Billy Batchelder who is keep- 
ing busy with his job out here at EMC and 
also Katie '93 and Amy Mack '87 who 
were anxious to get home for the holidays 
and were beaming with pride as they had 

just became aunts for the first time we 

have our first "class" product as Andy Mack 
and Jen Jasse are proud to announce the 
birth of their daughter, Natalie Katherine 
Mack born on December 19, 2001, seven 
pounds, six ounces. She is a real cutie, con- 
gratulations to Andy and Jen! 

Catherine Tuthill Batchelder is now 
the women's varsity lacrosse coach at the 
University School here in SF, and it is almost 
a GDA department as Chad Harlow '90 is 
the men's coach in addition to his 
teaching responsibilities at University. 
John Whitesides is no longer working 
for Boston College. As of June he is the 
strength and conditioning coach for the 
Boston Bruins. John's email is whitesij@hot- 
mail.com. 

Toby Levine writes: "I'm Very happy 
teaching yoga and building a business Boston 



Yoga, www.bostonyoga.com providing cor- 
porate wellness programs. I am also working 
at world famous Baptiste Power Yoga 
Institute in Cambridge, MA." 

Alanna Caffrey graduated from 
Suffolk University Law School in June and is 
now practicing with Caffrey & Smith in 
Lawrence. 

Michael and Stephen Aron are living 
in Boca Raton FL, enjoying the weather and 
setting up their own company to trade 
stocks. 

In the last Archon, Brian Novelline's 
notes ended up in with the class of '95 (not 
my doing Brian) so for those of you who 
might not have seen it... Brian 
said, "Greetings, sorry I missed 
everyone at Reunion. 

Unfortunately, it was the same 
week as my graduation from 
business school followed by my 
wedding to the lovely Kristen 
Osborn. It appears we are set- 
tling in the Midwest for the 
next term. We just bought an 
apartment and I am heading 
back to work at a hedge fund 
downtown. Corbs and his wife 
Sarah are moving around the 
corner which is excellent. 
Anyways, let me know if you 
are in Chicago." Brian's email 
address is bnovelline2001@kel- 
logg.nwv.edu. Congratulations 
to Brian and Kristen. 

Well I continue to enjoy myself here in 
the Bay area and must admit that I don't miss 
winter at home one bit. If any of you are 
ever this way, please look me up. 



I was sitting in the French Building putting 
up my letter of rejection from the college I 
applied early decision to on the wall of 
shame in the senior room." (Whoa! Slow 
down there Lappin. Let it go! That was a 
long time ago). Anyway, some memories are 
better left alone and not revisited. However, 
I'll bet most of our memories from GDA are 
awesome, which gives us all more reason to 
come back for a great weekend! 

Cara Fineman moved to Washington, 
DC in September after graduating from law 
school. She is working as a staff attorney at 
the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights. 
Cara manages to keep in touch with all her 




1992 



Class of 1992 

Joshua C. Lappin 

36 Chestnut Street #6 

Worcester, MA 01609 

(508) 754-5834 

jlappin@earthlink. net 



15th Class Reunion 

June 14, IS, 16 2002 



Hello again everybody. This is our last 
edition of class notes before the big 10th year 
Reunion! Okay, I'll say it: "Wow. Has it real- 
ly been 10 years? It seems like just yesterday 



Rion Kato '92 and friend 

GDA girlfriends: Amy Nicolo, Allison 
Burnirn, Lisa Widdecke, Julie Kavanagh, 
Jackie Hogan, and Dara Shain. Amy was 

married this summer in Ipswich to Ian 
Jones '90. Jackie, Dara and Cara all had the 
pleasure of being in the wedding party. Mr. 
Stowens graced them all with his presence at 
the wedding. Ian is still playing music and 
Amy is an attorney. Allison recently moved 
to Newbury, MA. She has a beautiful eleven- 
month old baby, Gracie Evelyn. Cara has the 
honor and pleasure of being Grade's god- 
mother. Lisa is an attorney, living in San 
Diego and working for a federal district 
court judge. Julie is married and living in 
New Jersey. Jackie is living in Somerville, 
MA and making documentary films for non- 
profit organizations, including an upcoming 
project with GDA. Dara has been living in 
Chapel Hill, NC for the past eight years. 
After graduation from UNC Chapel Hill, 
Dara began working at The Independent 
Weekly, which is a local alternative newspa- 



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per. Aside from looking to buy a house, Dara 
is anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new 
niece. 

Jon Kazanjian is happily engaged. Jon 
proposed to his fiancee Claire at a Red Sox 
game this summer. Jon was lucky enough to 
get Channel 25 in on the event, and had the 
entire act aired on television. His wedding is 
set for this summer, and I am looking for- 
ward to being in his wedding. Jon's wedding 
will be in the same church as mine, will fea- 
ture the same priest as mine and will show- 
case the same band as mine. As you can tell, 
Jon still idolizes me. 

Miles Van Rensselaer writes, 
"So. . .decade later and where are we? As for 
myself, am currently squatting in an aban- 
doned 5,000 plus square foot marble shop 
and, ah, attempting to build a complete met- 
al and glass studio... along the Delaware 
River, about an hour from NYC and Philly. 
Sporadically exposed to episodes of the 
ghetto blaster and am highly envious of 
Queen Brave Lion's SE Asian journey. Film 
makers in Princeton— mmm-writers in 
Hawaii— absentee Alaskans— mmm, hrnrnrn. 
Where, oh where are we all now. Hope all 
have endured the insanity of the past year. 

Matt Remis is back in the Boston area 
after spending a few years out on the west 
coast. Matt is working at Fidelity, and is in 
the process of applying for an MBA pro- 
gram. 

Ted Capeless was married May 19, 
2001 in Pennsylvania and followed it with a 
great honeymoon in the Cayman Islands. Ted 
is still working for IBM and traveling like 
crazy around the world. Unfortunately, Ted 
was one of several Americans stranded in 
Singapore following the September 11th in- 
cident, but thankfully all of his friends and 
family were okay. Ted and his wife recently 
bought a house and now live in West Palm 
Beach, FL with their two year-old black lab, 
Kallie. 

Judy Livingston Lotto is moving back 
to New Hampshire this June. She is looking 



for a new job and has applications in to two 
Ph.D. programs for history/material culture. 
Right now, Judy and her husband are saving 
for a house. 

Nicole Bellaire Downer and her hus- 
band are expecting their first child in early 
May. They are very excited and hope to 
make it to Reunion. 

Tara Ryan was married on February 
17th, 2002 to Joseph McDermott in Palm 
Beach, FL. Tara met her husband through a 
fellow GDA student, Harry Jenkins. Shawn 
Toomey '90 was an usher in the wedding. 
Tara and Joseph have bought a home in 
Andover. 

As for me, I am enjoying my new job at 
Hillside School in Marlborough. I am teach- 
ing seventh grade English and Algebra 1. 
This fall I graduated from Boston College 
with a M.Ed, in Educational Administration. 
My wife and I are also house hunting here in 
the Worcester area. Never in my life did I 
think I would end up in Worcester, but for 
some reason we love it here! 

Alas, there is one more piece of news 
that I must share: After ten years of acting as 
your class secretary, I have decided that it is 
in all of our best interests that I step down. I 
have thoroughly enjoyed this responsibility, 
but after ten years I think we could all use a 
fresh change. The position is open! First 
come, first serve! Feel free to contact me at 
any time. Thank you for reading this column 
for the past ten years. I have enjoyed serving 
such a great class. See you in June! 



1993 



More Photographs! 

Send in your photographs and class notes 
by November 15 tojmercer@gda.org. 



Class of 1993 

Nancy C Stevenson 

229 Miller Avenue, Apt. 1 

Portsmouth, NH 03801 

(603) 430-3707 

nancy @pinnaclejobs. com 



Hello again! Just as I was about to start 
fabricating stories about many of you (so 
that I would have something to report in the 
Spring Archon), the following people came 
to the rescue: 

Jill Hindle is finishing up her last year 
at Vermont Academy and plans to spend this 
summer in Alaska, continuing her graduate 
studies with the Bread Loaf School of 
English. In the fall, she is planning to be fur- 
ther north in Vermont to be a freelance 



writer and work in conservation. Of course, 
this winter is making her consider abandon- 
ing those plans altogether and head for 
Jamaica — should we all go? 

Use Abusamra is also in graduate 
school, studying Higher Education 
Administration at the University of 
Michigan. She hopes to finish up by the end 
of the summer, before moving to either the 
Boston area or San Francisco to find a job in 
higher ed. She says life is extremely busy, but 
she is enjoying herself in Ann Arbor. "Best 
wishes to everyone!" 

I assume life is very busy for quite a few 
people but I am certain that Kristen and 
Derek Ambrosi are enjoying the hectic 
pace that comes with raising a newborn 
baby in New York City. Madison Ambrosi 
was born in November and a few of us have 
been fortunate enough to watch her early 
days and months through photos on the in- 
ternet. 

The pace of New York seems to be 
agreeing with Andrea Manning. She spent 
a week in Anguilla on vacation at the start of 
the year only to return for some exciting 
new challenges at work. Andrea is starting up 
a new practice group for Michael Page 
International (recruiting) specializing in 
Asset Management. Good luck, Andrea! 

Amy Chase, on the other hand, is ex- 
periencing the challenges of looking for 
work in a new place. She recently moved to 
AUentown, PA to live with her fiance who is 
the head men's lax coach and assistant direc- 
tor of Admissions at Muhlenberg College. 
She seems relieved that the long distance 
portion of their seven year relationship is 
over and is hopeful to secure employment in 
sales. In the meantime, she is traveling quite 
a bit (visiting friends) and pursuing her in- 
terest in decorative painting. "Just refinished 
a shabby chic-ish chair tonight and don't 
know where I can put it without making 
our apartment look like a tag sale!" She is in 
close touch with Rachel Haynes who she 
saw all the time while in DC. I am told that 
Rachel is doing really well, heading up the 
PR dept. for the Software and Information 
Industries Association. She loves her work 
and has let the Farmhouse fire issue die 
down a bit! 

Michael Nadeau is living in Boston, 
working as a National Sales Manager for nu- 



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merous radio stations throughout the north- 
east. He has been in the Boston area since 
graduating from college and "has loved every 
minute of it." He hopes everyone is well. 

Coral (Keith) Rabey wrote to say she 
is now working for the Union Bank of 
California in Risk Services as a fraud inves- 
tigator. "The work is incredibly interesting 
and I am really enjoying my job." She and 
her husband are still living in San Francisco 
but moved to a new apartment across the 
street from the beach. "We needed to be 
closer to the ocean and love the fact that we 
can hear the waves at night." Sounds nice to 



1995 



me: 



Rather than waves, Martin LaPerriere 
is dealing with the likes of frozen water. He 
continues to coach hockey in Canada and 
expects to make another run at the champi- 
onship this year. He has been to New York a 
few times, visiting his parents who love liv- 
ing in the city. He visited Ground Zero, 
which he said was still very sad. On a happi- 
er note, Lappy reports that he is getting 
hitched. The wedding is set for June 29, 
2002. Congratulations! 

I have my own version of frozen ice 
here in New England. However, I can't real- 
ly complain because we have had relatively 
mild weather. So far! Regardless, I can't last 
long without a trip to Cabo San Lucas, 
Mexico. So, Jennifer Saunders and I are off 
again in March. I'll send you a postcard — if 
the rest of you guys send me one first! 

Til next time... 



1994 



Class of 1994 

Kris ten Lynn Marvin 

14335 Burbank Boulevard 

Apartment #10 

Van Nuys, CA 91401 

kris. marvin @warnerbros. com 



Lisa Maffei writes, "I'm living in 
Chicago and working at a marketing and 
communication firm in the advertising de- 
partment. In June 2003 I am getting mar- 
ried. Niki Whelan is the maid of honor; 
Noelia Kvatunik, Beth Pascucci and 
Alison Martin are bridesmaids." 



More Photographs! 

Send in your photographs and class notes 
by November 15 tojmercer@gda.org. 



Class of 1995 

Laura Beth Barnes 

60 Chestnut Street 

N.Reading, MA 01864 

(978) 664-5160 

Ihbarnes74@hotmail.com 



Brian P. Crowe 

145 Pinckney Street, Unit 317 

Boston, MA 02114 

(617) 699-4254 



1996 



1997 



bpc@itg.net 

Class of 1996 

Janna De Risi 

1 Bryam Terrace Drive 

Greenwich, CT 06830 

(203) 531-4503 

jpanall@hotmail. com 

Jeffrey R. LaBelle 

320 West Illinois Street 

Chicago, IL 60610 

jeffreylabelle@hotmail.com 



Class of 1997 

Jessie Morgan Gannett 

19 Fowler Street 

Keene,NH 03431 

(603) 355-1354 

jessie5579@hotmail.com 

Rachel Ann Lipman 

5 Hallisey Drive 

Newburyport, MA 01950-6518 

(978) 462-6793 

ralipman@liotmail.com 



10th Class Reunion 

June 14, 15, 16 2002 



Rachel Lipman writes: "Well, it's just 
another year of school for some of us GDA 




Eric Gordon '97 and Naomi Fink '99 



alums. While most of you are having a typi- 
cal day at work, I am in the library right now 
studying for my first semester finals. When I 
went to law school at BC this year, I was 
forced back into the GDA scene because 
Kate Muxie is also a student there. We don't 
have classes together, but it's very weird hav- 
ing someone around who remembers what I 
looked like at 14. Kate's doing well. 
Although none of us really know where we 
stand yet in classes. I must say that I was 
thrilled to hear from everyone who wrote 
this season and it really made me think about 
how much I miss GDA. Remember how 
hard we thought some of our high school 
problems were, and how now they seem so 
trivial? Yeah, I do too. Anyway, don't forget to 
plan a trip back to Byfield to relive those 
glory days with your old high school friends. 
I hope all of you make a sincere effort to 
come to Reunion in June. I'm sure you've all 
missed living in a dorm and the fun trips you 
can take around Newburyport. Jodi, Deke, 
Mara and Jessie are all putting their time in 
to make this a great Reunion, so keep in 
mind that all of us really want everyone to be 
there." 

G.M. Van Cott is coming back to the 
Boston area this summer, hopefully in time 
for Reunion. He emailed me from Berkeley 
where he's been living for the past two years. 
A creative writing major, he's finishing up 
school at San Francisco State University, and 
sounds like he's loving it, mountain biking 
and snow boarding in his free time. When he 
first moved to Berkeley, he lived with Julia 
Davis, and frequently hung out with Eric 
Danielson, who lived near San Jose at the 
time. Over Christimas, G.M. hung out with 
Andrew and Polly Titcomb '99, Mara 
McManus,Ryan Martin '96 and of course, 
Mr. Matt Faino. Andrew, Matt and G.M. are 
planning on living together this summer, 
somewhere on the North Shore near the 
ocean. He sends "a good hearty Wee' to all 
the Byfieldians." 

Brandon Keith is still in Syracuse, NY. 
He's now in grad school there, getting his 
Ph.D. in Economics. Brandon is living with 
his girlfriend, who's also a grad student at 
Syracuse University. He spent New Year's in 
Seattle this year, and says, "Life is good. The 
beer is cold." Excellent. 

I also heard from Brandi Hall, another 
GDA alum living in California. She recently 
had an interview with an advertising agency 
out on the West Coast (good luck, Brandi!), 



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Lindsey Curtis '97 

but is planning on moving to New York in 
the summer. That way, she'll be close to 
her best friends Dawn and Samantha 
Goldworm. Brandi also keeps in touch with 
Astrid Garcia who is studying in El 
Salvador on a Fulbright Scholarship. 
Impressisve! 

Jessie Gannett is just finishing her last 
semester of college. When I heard from her, 
she was taking finals and passing papers to 
get done with her three majors. Sounds like 
more work than anyone really wants to do. 

I recently spoke with Jodi Leverone 
and Deke Fyrberg, both of whom are 
working in Boston and will be planning our 
fifth-year reunion. Jodi is working at 
Harvard, doing medical research, and is plan- 
ning to go to medical school next year. Deke 
is enjoying his job and still has time to play 
in a hockey league a couple of nights a week. 

The only other GDA alum that I've 
seen is Kara Sergeant. She's working in 
Lowell (of all places), but she travels all the 
time. 

Again, thank you to everyone who 
wrote in this season for the class notes. It's 
always great to hear from everyone, so please 
keep in touch. Hope to see you all this sum- 



mer! 



1998 



Class of 1998 

Jacob Andrew Chase 

2 Yale Way 

Newbury, MA 01951 

(978) 463-6899 

jchase@macalester. edu 



Elizabeth Evans Erickson 

56 High Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

(978) 462-2094 

ericksone@kenyon.edu 

First off, I wish congratulations to Tali 
Jamieson who, as of January 5, 2002, became 
Tali McBride. She has moved to Danvers 
with her husband, John and plans to gradu- 
ate in May. She married in her church in 
Boxford with the beautiful reception at The 
Commons in Topsfield. 

I am finishing up at Kenyon out here in 
Ohio. I will be traveling to Europe this sum- 
mer with a sorority sister and then hopeful- 
ly will spend the year there working some- 
where. Who knows at this point? 

Jessica Savage and I get together regu- 
larly in Columbus to catch up, eat some 
good food and do some shopping. She will 
graduate in May, as well. At the opening of 
the new Performing Arts Center back in 
Byfield, I ran into Alicia Flynn and Kasia 
Newman. We were busy with the festivities 
of an alumnae art opening so I did not get to 
speak to them much, but I assure you they 
are well. 

Jeremy Devaney is in South Carolina 
taking classes at College of Charleston. He 
spent last summer traveling Europe and has 
become interested in real estate develop- 
ment. 

Adrian Elkmann recently wrote to me 
to tell me that he finished high school after 
two more years post-GDA and then fulfilled 
his military requirement. He is studying eco- 
nomics now and spent last summer working 
for Volkswagen in Mexico. He has three 
more years until graduation. He urges any- 
one traveling in Germany to visit him. 
Finally he wishes everyone "red locomotive 
greetings!" 

Sarah Turner is looking for a job at a 
private school, hopefully somewhere warm. 
She states that her semester in Australia 
spoiled her. 

Hilary St. Jean is unsure of future plans 
(as are the rest of us) but in the meantime 
keeps busy trying to graduate with honors in 
philosophy and a second major in Spanish. 

Caitlin Marino spent her spring se- 
mester 2001 in Florence where she hung out 
with Will Benson, Alex McHale and 



AdeDe Lilly. She also mentions the coinci- 
dence of running into Gabe Wayne and 
Andy Titcomb '97 in the same club one 
night. Congratulations are also due to her 
because she will graduate from Fairfield as a 
member of the National Honors Society for 
Psychology. 

Maura Sprince left Rollins after 
sophomore year and moved back to 
Massachusetts. She has since worked at a va- 
riety of jobs among which was freelance 
public relations for Mullen Advertising. She 
currently lives in Cape Cod and is taking 
classes. 

Finally Emily Novis writes that she has 
"found [her] passion" in nursing. She has 
three more years, but adds that it is a small 
price to pay. She will attend summer school 
to get ahead in her classes this summer. 
She mentions that Pat Forrest, Beth 
Pilkington, Mary Vieira, and Ingrid 
Nugent "continue to visit Brendon's tree 
and leave flowers, remembering him every- 
day." 

I am sorry this time around if my notes 
are dry. I have thesis burnout — the curse of a 
history major bears the longest thesis project 
of any other major here! On the other hand, 
my department is confident that I know 
more about King Gustav III of Sweden than 
really anyone else in the world! I will close 
to say that everyone has wished everyone 
else congratulations on graduating (if this is 
what you are doing) and good luck in the 
years to come! One more year until 
Reunion! 



1999 



Class of 1999 

Stuart William Gilfdlen 

1 75 Cutler Road 

Hamilton, MA 01982 

(978) 468-7568 

studude@hotmail.com 

Jessica Sara Reed-Zaplin 

106 LedgeRoad 

Burlington, VT 05401 

(802) 660-9020 

jessrz 66@hotmail. com 



Justin Marshall writes, "Hello every- 
body. I transferred to Notre Dame after 
some major back surgery and a year off. I 
hope everybody is cool and partying too 



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hard. All you tough guys who are too cool to 
write to the Classnotes, i.e. Triendel, should 
drop me a line at marshall.45@nd.edu. 
Peace." 



2000 



Class of 2000 

Meghan Kathleen Barry 

Quinnipiac University 

P.O. Box 600 

Hamden, CT 06518 

.A leghan. barry@quinnipiac. edn 

Catherine E. Correia 

Trinity College 

701773 

300 Summit Street 

Hartford, CT 06106 

(860) 297-3240 

ccorreia425@hotmail.com 



Hi Class of 2000! I hope you all are 
well. It was great to hear from lots of people. 




Class of 2000, Anne Marie Adamczyk and Jon Bernardino 
during brunch at the Mansion House 



My classes are going well this semester and I 
am enjoying being a biology major. I am 
looking forward to this spring when I will 
go to London for about two weeks to visit 
my older sister who is studying at the 
London School of Economics. Winter Break 
was good. I had a few chances to get up to 
GDA mostly because my little sister, Kelsey, 
is a freshman. It is interesting to see GDA 
through her experiences. In addition to see- 
ing Kelsey's sports games, I went to the 
Alumnae Concert in the new arts building. 
The building is spectacular and a really great 
addition to the GDA campus. 

I talk to Gretchen Gee almost every 
weekend. Gretchen is enjoying her travels 
and work with the Americorps. She is cur- 



rently in Tampa, FL working on an environ- 
mental project removing exotic plant life, 
building a board walk and planting a copious 
amount of trees. She will be off to Albany, 
GA in about two weeks to work with the 
Collegic Challenge. The Collegic Challenge 
is a Habitat for Humanities program, so 
Gretchen will be helping to build houses 
there. Like Gretchen and myself, traveling 
seems to be a common theme among a lot 
of people who responded. 

Amelia O'Reilly wrote that she just 
got back from traveling around Costa Rica 
for a few weeks over break. She also men- 
tioned that she is living in a house off cam- 
pus this year, and really prefers it after so 
many years of dorm life. Amelia said school 
is challenging, but she manages to fit in ski- 
ing and other things. She is hoping to see 
people at GDA's graduation this year. Last 
year she was studying in Florence. She is 
planning to go abroad for all of the 2002- 
2003 school year and 
hopes to go to St. 
Andrews. Eve Seamen 
is going to St. Andrews 
in Scotland and really 
likes being abroad. Eve 
also mentioned that she 
sees Liz Duggen '98 
around campus fre- 
quently. 

Holly Erickson 
wrote that she is doing 
very well at Skidmore 
College, and that Teaya 
Bromley and 

Kempton Randolph 
seem to be doing well 
too. Holly is taking off 
for Italy next year. 

Joe Cacciatore is hoping to spend next 
spring semester abroad in Australia. Joe de- 
clared his major at HES and wants to be- 
come an athletic trainer. He is currently 
working in the training room at Gettysburg. 
Over winter break Joe hung out with 
Kempton Randolph and Sean Gill often, 
and saw Jim Clair. 

Brad Downey says that everything is 
great at Trinity and he is getting adjusted. He 
hopes to get back on his feet soon and is 
looking forward to playing football next fall. 
He is planning on going to Rome for the 
spring of 2003 and then to Australia to play 
rugby next summer. 

Jason Salony is planning on going to 



study abroad in London next year. 

Daria Grayer wrote and said, "I'm 
basking in the warm sun here in Atlanta, GA. 
As I finish up the last semester of my sopho- 
more year, 1 am amazed at how fast time has 
flown. It has been two years since we jumped 
the wall!" Daria also said that school is great 
and that even though she would love to sit in 
the sun she is very busy with an after school 
art development program, the tennis team, 
working at the Georgia Law Center for the 
Homeless and performing in local theatre 
productions. Daria is also planning to study 
philosophy and theatre abroad in the spring 
of 2003 at Oxford. 

Charles Taylor wrote to say that he is 
on a golf scholarship at GWU. He also men- 
tioned having class with Rachel Abdulla, 
playing hockey with Justin Fishman and 
planning to travel to Europe this summer. 
Justin Fishman wrote and said he made the 
Dean's Honors List for the past two semes- 
ters, that he is playing hockey and lacrosse, 
and that he is a member of SAE Fraternity. 
Justin has been chosen as a mentor by the 
Business School to teach incoming freshmen 
about the school. Justin also mentioned see- 
ing Leighton Phillips when he goes home 
to Philadelphia and keeps in touch with 
Dale Williams. This past summer the three 
of them went to Disney World. 

Jamie Gilberg said she is having a great 
time down in DC and doing really well at 
GWU. Jamie said that she saw lots of people 
over break which was great. She is planning 
a trip to Disney this spring break. Sarah 
Jameson, also at GW, loves being in DC and 
catches some Wizard's games and does the 
whole tourist thing every once in a while. 
She is really excited because her sister 
Heather '02 just got into GW early decision. 
Sarah loves her major and is doing fieldwork 
for a non-profit group where she gets to play 
with little kids all day. She is hoping to con- 
tinue the field work through the summer. 
Sarah says that Rachel Abdulla lives a floor 
above her so she sees her often. However, 
Rachel is playing varsity lacrosse so she is 
getting very busy since her season is starting. 

Jim Clair writes to say he is skiing for 
the University of Colorado Freestyle team 
because Denver University doesn't have a 
team. Jim says he is having an absolute blast. 
He is doing his best to represent the "'ole' ski 
club" in competitions. Jim also mentioned 
that he will be spending a portion of his 
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Blackcomb and then the rest of the summer 
selling cars at Clair. Jim hopes everyone is 
well. 

Elizabeth Turnbull spent the month of 
January taking a woodworking class up at 
Colby during their Janplan term. She is al- 
most finished with a large cherry desk. 
Elizabeth is having a blast and still loving 
Colby. 

Janet Hanson is playing hockey at 
Connecticut College. She says she is having 
fun, but it has been a long season because 
they are down to twelve skaters and two 
goalies. 

Madeline Scheintaub is headed to 
California this summer to do marine re- 
search with one of her professors from 
UMass. 

Teaya Bromley wrote, "I am having a 
blast here at Skidmore taking art classes, 
playing hockey and going to as many con- 
certs as possible. I just got back from a trip to 
GWU to see Sarah and Rachel." 

Yori Senser wrote that the show she 
was running lights for at the Boston Center 
for the Arts just closed last night. She is also 
going to be dancing in a show and just 
passed her teacher licensure exam so she can 
now be a theatre teacher. 

Tom Hand wrote to say he had a re- 
laxing winter break and that school is going 
well although busy as always. Along with his 
major of landscape architecture he is trying a 
minor in forestry. Tom and I went skiing up 
at Sunday River over break with my little 
sister and her friend, which was a lot of fun. 
Tom's older sister Kristen Ambrosi '93 just 
had a baby girl. Tom is excited that he is now 
an uncle and godfather. I hope everyone is 
well. Keep in touch! 



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Class of 2001 

Ian Christopher Hughes 

P.O.Box 145442 

Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3977 

(386) 226-7254 

dwndog 7@hotmail. com 

Maria Moore 

Os630 Morningside Avenue 

WinfieldJL 60190 

(630) 207-1457 

Babsmoo 1 9@aol. com 



Ian Hughes here, just reporting in with 
the word on a few of the alumni/ae from the 
class of 2001. Personally, things are going 
pretty well. I'm here at Embry-Riddle 
Aeronautical University studying aerospace 
engineering in Daytona Beach, FL. I am cur- 
rently going through training to be a resi- 
dent advisor (proctor) beginning next fall. 
Other than that, I've just been focusing on 
the studies and trying not to neglect the 
beach too much. 

As for my co-class secretary, Maria 
Moore has been taking some time off from 
school and has left Denison. She will begin 
culinary classes at Johnson and Wales in 
Providence in March, with plans to be a pro- 
fessional chef. In the mean time, she passes 
the time with her family and, with most of 
her friends away at college, she tends to hang 
out with her younger brother and his 
friends. Although she's enjoying the break, 
she's anxious to start classes. 

As for news on a few other classmates, 
Catherine Whitney seems to have found a 
good place at Dickinson College. She says 
she's "working hard and playing hard," and is 
always up to something. Being the sweet- 
heart we all know her to be, she sends her 
best wishes to everyone. 

Word from Ande Tagliamonte is, 
"Colorado State is cool." Ande changed her 
major from botany to art history and enjoyed 
her visit home in December so much, 
topped with a new red 2002 VW beetle, that 
she has plans to transfer back to the east next 
year. 

In good show for GDA friendships, 
Dan Lee and Mike Zbriger are rooming 
together at St. Lawrence. Mike, apparently 
still the hockey stud we remember, is a red- 
shirt on the Saints' Dl hockey team. Off the 
ice, he seems to devote a good amount of 
time to his girlfriend while still keeping up 
in school. Dan has assumed the role of a sen- 
ator in the Thelomathesian Society (student 
council) and was also appointed to the 
Priorities and Planning Committee. In their 
own words, they "keep really busy and have 
a lot of fun." Both Dan and Mike send love 
to all of their "fellow graduates and hope 
everyone is doing well wherever they are." 

Jessica Ross writes: I'm really enjoying 
Bowdoin, the fall was really exciting and 
busy with field hockey. Now, it is finally 



starting to get cold and I am doing a lot of 
studying because of finals. Happy Holidays! 

Sadly, that's all that I have to offer at this 
time. Thank you to all the people who wrote 
to let us know how you're doing. As for 
those who didn't get a chance to this time, 
we hope to hear from you in the future. Best 
of luck to all, and may we all meet again in 
the near future. 



More Photographs! 

Send in your photographs and class notes 
by November 15 tojmercer@gda.org. 



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Richard Hosmer '30 

Richard Hosmer '30 died on 
December 27, 2001. He leaves his wife of 
60 years, Caroline; his daughter, Mary Ellen 
Dinwoodey; four sons, James, Charles, Peter, 
and Richard, Jr.; 12 grandchildren and four 
great-grandchildren. 

Harmon Hall '34 

The Academy was informed that A. 
Harmon Hall '34 died on March 8, 2002. 
The retired president of C&H Company, 
Mr. Hall resided in Winchester, MA. 

Edward D. Donnelly '37 

The Academy was informed that 
Edward D. Donnelly '37 passed away on 
July 24, 2001. Mr. Donnelly attended 
Colgate University where he played foot- 
ball and baseball and in 1941, he was draft- 
ed by the New York Yankees. He served in 
the U.S. Army during World War II and at- 
tained the rank of Captain. He is survived 
by his wife, Elizabeth, and a daughter. 

Donald H. Cruikshank '43 

The Academy was saddened to learn 
that Donald H. Cruikshank '43 of 
Rochester, VT died on January 19, 2002. 

Thomas Magoun '48 

Thomas Magoun '48 died April 16, 
2002. After graduating from GDA, Mr. 
Magoun attended Bowdoin College and was 
a stockbroker for Reynolds and Company of 
Boston for many years. A dedicated alumnus, 
he served as both a class agent and secretary 
for the Academy. He is survived by his wife, 



Barbara; daughter, Susan Marland; two 
grandchildren; and many nieces and 
nephews. 

Hoover C. Sutton, Jr. '48 

Following a brief illness, Hoover C. 
Sutton, Jr. '48 died on February 12, 2002. 
After graduating from Governor Dummer 

Academy Mr. 
Sutton attended 
Ridley College in 
Ontario, Canada 
and Hobart 
College in Geneva, 
NY where he cap- 
tained the lacrosse 
team and was voted 
Ail-American. He 
then went on to 
study at Harvard 
Business School and serve in the Navy dur- 
ing the Korean War. 

Mr. Sutton served as assistant headmas- 
ter at New Canaan Country Day School in 
Connecticut, headmaster at the Applewild 
School in Massachusetts and headmaster of 
St. Andrew's School in Middleton, DE. 
After retiring, he and his wife Geraldine 
Cass moved to West Lebanon, NH where 
he taught animation at the Frances C. 
Richmond School and directed several high 
school theatrical productions. 

Predeceased by one of his daughters, 
he leaves his wife; sons, Jonathan and H. 
Clark; daughter, Melissa Maruca; brother 
Peter '47, seven grandchildren and niece 
Virginia Sutton Hurdley '77. 




C. Chester Shearer, Sr. '50 

The Academy was informed that C. 
Chester Shearer, Sr. '50 died earlier this 
year. After graduating from Governor 
Dummer Academy, Mr. Shearer attended 
Springfield College and the University of 
Denver. 

Frank W. Stockwell, Jr. '52 

Frank W Stockwell, Jr. '52 brother of 
David '55 and Edward '51 died on March 
9, 2002. A retired engineer, Mr. Stockwell 
lived in Proctorsville,VT 

Dr. Stuart S. Sprague '56 

Dr. Stuart S. Sprague '56, died on 
February 22, 2002. After graduating from 
GDA, Mr. Sprague earned his B.A. and 
M.A.T from Yale University and his PhD. 
from New York University. Mr. Sprague was 
a professor emeritus of history at Morehead 
State University where he taught for 27 
years. He was an author, historian, genealo- 
gist, and avid stamp collector. 

Eugene Eames 

Eugene Eames who served on the 
GDA faculty from 1970-76 died on 
December 6, 2001. He is survived by his 
daughters, Deborah McClement '73 and 
Stephanie Farrar '75. 




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A Tribute to Dr. Jonathan Mann 



by Rabbi Samuel Chief 




Rabbi Samuel Chiel 



In January, GDA welcomed Rabbi Samuel Chiel to its campus as the second speaker in 
its Spirituality Speaker Series. Tlie following is an excerpt of the speech he delivered to 
the community. 



It is possible for one person to change 
the world. In the 1980s, the spread of HIV, 
the virus that causes AIDS, appeared to be 
uncontrollable and created a paralysis and a 
feeling of total helplessness among health 
officials throughout the world. But it was 
one person, Dr. Jonathan Mann, who in 
response to this epidemic, single handedly 
mobilized a worldwide effort to fight this 
dreaded disease. 

In 1986, he founded the World Health 
Organization's Global Program on AIDS. 
He began the program with one assistant. 
In four years, he built it into the World 
Health Organization's largest program, 
with a staff of 280 people and an annual 
budget of SI 09 million dollars. He insisted 
that it wasn't enough to improve the tech- 
nology to fight this or other diseases. He 
showed that many diseases and other 
health problems are rooted in social issues 
like poor education, the lowly status of 
women in some countries and the viola- 
tions of basic human rights. 

Two years ago, he organized the first 
world conference on health and human 
rights at Harvard. Dr. James Curran, Dean 
of the Rollis School of Public Health at 
Emory University in Atlanta, said about 



Mann, "He really was a spiritual leader as 
well as a scientific leader." 

On September 2, 1998, Jonathan and 
his wife, Dr. Mary Lou Clements-Mann, 
herself a noted vaccine expert, were on the 
ill-fated Swissair Flight 111 to Geneva 
which crashed off the coast of Nova 
Scotia. Their purpose in going to Geneva 
was to work with officials of the World 
Health Organization and the United 
Nations to improve the health, social and 
economic conditions of people with HIV 
and AIDS throughout the world. 
Unfortunately, their pioneering work was 
cut off by the tragedy of their premature 
deaths. 

Before Jonathan Mann died, he wrote 
an essay on human dignity to commemo- 
rate the 50th anniversary of the Universal 
Declaration of Human Rights. He pointed 
out that all of us are concerned about the 
destructive capacities of viruses and bacte- 
ria. Some of them we are able to overcome 
through the use of antibiotics and other 
drugs. But there are other mysterious 
killers for which we have no answers — 
AIDS, the Ebola virus, Hantavirus, 
Legionnaire's disease and others. But 
Mann insisted that science and medicine 



have not paid enough attention to the fact 
that injuries to human dignity may be as 
destructive to human health as are viruses 
and bacteria. 

We know how sensitive people are to 
protecting their dignity. A small slight like 
forgetting to mention somebody's name or 
even misspelling a name can enrage some 
people. In the inner city, the word "diss" 
means to disrespect somebody and can 
evoke a violent response and the problems 
of hurt it causes have now made it a word 
used in common parlance throughout our 
society. 

Jonathan describes a study which was 
done to explore the meaning of dignity by 
focusing on its violation. The subjects of 
this study were undergraduate and gradu- 
ate students and also included discussions 
with anthropologists, ociologists and bio- 
ethicists.The participants were asked to re- 
call an incident in which their personal 
dignity had been violated. Everybody re- 
membered such incidents in their lives. 

The researchers found that there were 
four categories of dignity violations. The 
first is "not being seen." That occurs when 
people feel they have not been recognized 
or sufficiently acknowledged. For example, 



60 'HwArchon •> Spring 2002 




experience with physicians when they felt 
that the doctor was cold and business like and 
had not even shaken their hand or tried to 
make them feel comfortable. They felt that 
they were "not being seen" and were greatly 
offended by this kind of treatment. 

A rabbinic friend of ours who is of am- 
ple girth told me this story about a recent ex- 
perience. He was standing in line at a super- 
market when suddenly a young woman 
pushed her way in front of him and was wait- 
ed on before him. He said to her, "Miss, that's 
not nice. I was here ahead of you." To which 
she responded, "I didn't see you." 

A second category of dignity violation 
involves being seen but only as a member of 
a group. Some of the 
women subjects com- 
plained that they had 
been told very often, 
"As a woman, you 
shouldn't enter this 
profession" as if their 
gender made all the 
difference. Members 
of minority groups 
told stories of being 
subjected to disparag- 
ing comments because 
they were part of a 
minority like African- 
Americans, Hispanics 
and Jews. 

The third class of 
dignity violations re- 
sulted from violations 
of personal space. A 

slap in the face, for example, is a powerful ex- 
ample. A man who is a successful lawyer told 
me a story about his childhood. He lived in a 
small town where corporal punishment was 
often administered by teachers in his school. 
One day a boy sitting next to him spoke to 
him and when the teacher looked up, he 



"Better that a 
person should cast 

himself into a 
fiery furnace than 

to embarrass a 
person publicly." 



that a person should cast himself into a fiery 
furnace than to embarrass a person publicly." 
What were the emotions felt by people 
in this study whose dignity had been violat- 
ed? Not only did they remember each of 
these incidents vividly, the memories contin- 
ued to evoke painful emotions even after 
many years. They described their feelings of 
shame, rage, powerlessness and hopelessness. 

Dr. Mann concluded from this study that 
the damage to people's health who are sub- 
jected to an environment where their dignity 
is constantly being violated is likely to be very 
substantial and long lasting. There is another 
statement in the Talmud which suggests that 
the rabbis understood that humiliation and 

indignity have a physi- 
ological as well as a 
psychological impact 
on the victim. They say, 
"He who embarrasses 
another person publicly 
is as though he has shed 
blood. Indeed, the 
blood disappears from 
the person's face and he 
turns pale from humili- 
ation." Jonathan Mann 
concludes his essay 
with these prophetic 
words, "Future health 
professionals may look 
back at the current lim- 
ited and narrow under- 
standing of health and 
wonder how we could 
have missed seeing vio- 
lations of dignity as sources of injury to well- 
being. Dignity's meaning in the universe of 
human suffering may be as evident in the fu- 
ture, as the role of HIV in causing AIDS is to- 
day." 

Where does this concept of human dig- 
nity come from? It comes from the Torah 



thought the guilty one was my friend. He which teaches us at the very beginning of 



called him to the front of the class, slapped his 
face hard and sent him back to his seat. To this 
day, he told me, whenever he thinks about 
that painful incident, he feels the hurt and in- 
justice of that slap almost as if it were hap- 
pening at this moment. 

The fourth category of dignity violation 
they found was humiliation. To be singled 



Genesis: "Man was created in the image of 
God." That means that each person has a part 
of God within us, and therefore each one of 
us has a right to be respected; each one of us 
has a unique, divinely endowed dignity, which 
no one has the right to denigrate, demean or 
diminish. With the premature death of 
Jonathan Mann and Mary Lou Clements- 






out, particularly in front of a group, by some Mann, the world has lost two great treasures, 

negative or pejorative comment, causes great They dedicated their lives to the great Jewish 

hurt to the victim. This was a great concern of ideal which says, "Our task is to repair the 

the rabbis in the Talmud. There is a powerful world so that it shall become a kingdom of 

statement in the Talmud which says, "Better heaven on earth." 



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